Microsoft is now slated to announce its founding of a new foundation to support open-source software. According to foundation documents and published reports, the group’ll be known as the CodePlex Foundation and’ll led by Sam Ramji – dealing directly with various factions of the open-source community, including Apache Software Foundation and Eclipse Foundation. According to post: “Other interim board members of the new foundation are primarily from Microsoft, at this point. They include Bill Staples, head of Microsoft’s Internet Information Services team; Stephanie Boesch, a Microsoft Program Manager for the .Net Framework; Miguel de Icaza, Vice President of Developer Platform at Novell; Britt Johnston, a Microsoft Product Unit Manager for Data and Modeling; and Shaun Walker, Co-founder and Chief Architect of DotNetNuke.”
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