Microsoft is “donated” Orchard to the Foundation; “The CodePlex Foundation accepted the Orchard project into ASP.NET Open Source Gallery. “The Orchard project is in its early stages,” said Sam Ramji, interim President, CodePlex Foundation. “We’re very excited to accept it into Foundation’s process because open source community will be able to play a significant role in shaping direction in which Orchard project evolves.” Orchard project is licensed under OSI-approved New BSD license. Miguel de Icaza, a member of CodePlex Foundation’s interim Board of Directors, will serve as project mentor, with Bradley Millington taking role of project lead. Project sponsor Microsoft has made a three-year resource commitment to Orchard, including a full-time development team. The Orchard project is currently hosted on CodePlex.com,” announced.
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