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[News] Microsoft's Fake "Foundation" is Still Just a Microsoft-serving Entity, Promoting Proprietary Stacks

  • Subject: [News] Microsoft's Fake "Foundation" is Still Just a Microsoft-serving Entity, Promoting Proprietary Stacks
  • From: Roy Schestowitz <newsgroups@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Fri, 25 Jun 2010 15:24:18 +0100
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Is the CodePlex Foundation Truly Independent Now?


Can the CodePlex Foundation Free itself from Microsoft?

,----[ Quote ]
| Not surprisingly, CodePlex has been subject to 
| much suspicion â and derision. It was a pretty 
| blatant attempt to jump on the open source 
| bandwagon, in a form that was strictly 
| controlled by Microsoft, which allowed it to 
| place its own interpretation on what open 
| source meant (by including licences  that 
| weren't on the OSI list, for example). And so 
| no surprise, either, that the open source 
| world has pretty much ignored CodePlex as a 
| result. I must confess that I am guilty of 
| this sin too, and that is unfortunate, because 
| something is happening there that is 
| potentially very interesting. 


Could Microsoft's CodePlex Actually Go Independent?



All Quiet on the CodePlex Front as 100 Day Mark Passes

,----[ Quote ]
| As you may recall, Microsoft announced back
| on September 10 that it had launched a new
| foundation "as a forum in which open source
| communities and the software development
| community can come together with the shared
| goal of increasing participation in open
| source community projects."  It called it's
| new non-profit organization the CodePlex
| Foundation, echoing the name of a commercial
| site, called CodePlex.com, that it had
| earlier set up to host open source
| development projects.
| Microsoft launched the CodePlex Foundation
| with bylaws and other governance documents
| with which I had some issues, and about
| which I posted some recommendations.  But it
| also publicly stated that these documents,
| and the initial boards of directors and
| advisors, were only temporary.  Within 100
| days, the statements posted at the site
| pledged, a new Board would be announced.
| Nominations for the Boards of Directors and
| Advisors were welcomed, as well as
| recommendations on changes to the governance
| documents.
| But December 19 - the 100 day mark - passed
| quietly, with no announcement of a new Board
| or a status update on the other goals.  So
| what's up with the CodePlex Foundation, and
| its pledge to promptly transition into a
| more independent organization?
| One clue may be that the search for a
| permanent Executive Director, to replace
| interim President Sam Ramji, apparently
| isn't moving quickly.

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