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Microsofts’ CodePlex Foundation Renamed the Outercurve Foundation

Microsoft’s CodePlex Foundation, has now been rebranded to “Outercurve Foundation,” to reduce the confusion that existed between the Foundation and open-source repository “CodePlex.com.” The open-source foundation supported by Microsoft in 2009, decided that, at a year from creation, after developing a governance model, hiring an executive and a technical management and electing an independent Board of Directors, it would be best to rebrand.

“The name “Outercurve Foundation” speaks to our ambition to be a foundation on the leading edge of the open source world, representing the interests of the growing audience of developers and corporations engaging with the traditional FOSS community.”

Sam Ramji, added that “open source development is becoming a mainstream IT strategy, but IT departments are looking for a model to turn that strategy into reality.”


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