Microsoft is not the first company that comes to mind when you think open source, but the software giant has been supporting a foundation focused on open source. Codeguru has the latest developments related to Microsoft’s ambitious CodePlex Foundation.
Codeguru has the latest developments related to Microsoft’s ambitious CodePlex Foundation.
When it comes to building a non-profit open source foundation, it takes time to get things together. That’s certainly the case with the Microsoft-sponsored CodePlex Foundation, which today named four people to its permanent board of directors.
The CodePlex Foundation started in September of 2009 with an interim board of directors, but is now moving ahead to the next stage of its evolution as it aims to expand beyond its status as a Microsoft organ into an organization with broader open source participation.
“A permanent board of directors ensures continuity. In the first six months there was an understanding that the board was interim,” Paula Hunter, executive director of the CodePlex Foundation, told InternetNews.com. “It’s now nice to know that that there are people I’ll be working with over the next year to three years, depending on the term they choose to serve. This is one of the important milestones that we needed to achieve.”