Microsoft-backed 'CodePlex Foundation' outlines project guidelines

Microsoft-backed CodePlex Foundation for open source projects this week’s talking up its project submission guidelines, which were released last week. Guidelines include allowing commercial sponsorship of project "galleries," with foundation focused on being "commercial-friendly." Foundation plans to begin accepting projects this month and has already had some project submissions. Other guidelines include requiring that each […]

Microsoft-backed CodePlex Foundation for open source projects this week’s talking up its project submission guidelines, which were released last week. Guidelines include allowing commercial sponsorship of project "galleries," with foundation focused on being "commercial-friendly." Foundation plans to begin accepting projects this month and has already had some project submissions. Other guidelines include requiring that each project’ve a mentor and a strong project team. Projects must use an open source-friendly license. Project best practices’ll be maintained by central foundation. New projects can be accepted even if they’ve overlapping functionality with another project. Foundation’ll provide mechanisms for code security, "core mechanism of foundation’s that we exist to provide a legal framework for open source projects much like other open source foundations," with an intent to make it easy for corporations to contribute to open source projects, Ramji said.