Microsoft officially launched CodePlex on Tuesday, a software development portal designed to host projects by third parties and share source code. In beta testing since May, CodePlex offers code under a variety of licenses, including Microsoft Shared Source and the GPL, among others.
The site is currently home to more than 30 collaborate development projects, Microsoft says, including the company's own "Atlas" Control Toolkit, IronPython 1.01 Beta 1 and Power Toys for Visual Studio. "CodePlex provides a forum to bring together developers from around the world and gives them tools, source code and an advanced platform for designing and building software," said Jon Rosenberg, director of Community Source Programs at Microsoft.
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