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Old 09-10-2009, 09:30 PM   #1
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LXer: Microsoft Start Their Own Open Source Foundation


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The CodePlex Foundation, a non-profit foundation formed with the mission of enabling the exchange of code and understanding among software companies and open source communities, launched today, September 10, 2009. Incorporated as a 501.c6 non-profit, the CodePlex Foundation was created as a forum in which open source communities and the software development community can come together with the shared goal of increasing participation in open source community projects. The CodePlex Foundation will complement existing open source foundations and organizations, providing a forum in which best practices and shared understanding can be established by a broad group of participants, both software companies and open source communities. Initial funding for the Foundation comes from Microsoft Corporation.

[It is going to be very interesting to see how they use this new tool of theirs. - Scott]


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Old 09-10-2009, 09:46 PM   #2
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MS is unreal

I've heard of entities 'talking out of both sides of their mouths', but this one (MS) talks out of all sides of all its orifices!

And "non-profit"? How are they going to profit from that?! "MS+Non-profit" is like "military+intelligence"..

(and before you point it out, I'm aware they somehow funnel lots of $$ to charities -- though that may be just BG alone, I dunno.)
 
  


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