Last Thursday I posted my thoughts about Microsoft’s OSS announcements (go digg it: 3 Reasons Microsoft Needs an Open Source Officer), namely the formation of the CodePlex Foundation (awesome) and the departure of Sam Ramji (bummer). My take is that this is a great opportunity for Microsoft to take open source projects at Microsoft up a notch and raise the stakes with a big bold move by bringing in someone like my friend whurley (William Hurley – currently the chief architect of open source strategy at BMC).
- Be sure to check out ars techica’s article on the Codeplex Foundation and Jeremy’s Post as well.
- Scott Bellware just chimed in on how the Codeplex Foundation is a “watershed moment, a turning point for the Microsoft platform and .NET community” – I couldn’t agree more. Go check out his complete article.
- Phil Haack is shedding some more light on Codeplex Foundation
- Red Monk’s Q&A on the CodePlex Foundation
- Featured on Linux .com! Who Will Fill Sam Ramji’s Role as Microsoft’s Open Source Leader?