Outercurve Foundation non-profit founded by Microsoft that works on open source

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Outercurve Foundation
OuterCurve Foundation Logo.gif
FormationSeptember 10, 2009; 11 years ago (2009-09-10)
DissolvedApril 22, 2017; 4 years ago (2017-04-22)
TypeNGO and Non-profit organization
Legal statusFoundation
PurposeEducational
Region served
Worldwide
Executive Director
Erynn Petersen

The Outercurve Foundation was an independent 501(c)(6) non-profit corporation founded by Microsoft.[1][2] Its goal was to "enable the exchange of code and understanding among software companies and open source communities." They ran several software projects, some of which were connected to the .NET Framework.[3][4][5][6]

It was founded on September 10, 2009 as the CodePlex Foundation, led mostly by Microsoft employees and affiliates.[7] The free software community considered the site subversive and suspected Microsoft's goal was to make people dependent on Windows and other software owned by Microsoft. [8] The name Outercurve Foundation was adopted In September 2010.[9][10] In November 2010 changes to by-laws were made and the board was expanded.[11] Outercurve now serves the larger free and open-source community as a generalized low-overhead foundation for projects and organizations. Projects contributed by the group to the .NET Foundation include Nuget, Kudu and the ASP.NET AJAX library.[12]

Outercurve directors filed articles of dissolution to the Washington Secretary of State on April 22, 2017.[13]

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References

  1. ^ Koman, Richard (2009-09-11). "MSFT presents CodePlex - open source foundation with a commercial twist". ZDNet. Retrieved 2021-03-28.
  2. ^ "Mission". Outercurve. Archived from the original on February 22, 2014. Retrieved June 24, 2012.
  3. ^ "ASP.NET Open Source Gallery". Outercurve. Archived from the original on December 19, 2011. Retrieved June 24, 2012.
  4. ^ "Research Accelerators". Outercurve. Archived from the original on December 30, 2011. Retrieved June 24, 2012.
  5. ^ "Data, Languages, and Systems Interoperability Gallery". Outercurve. Archived from the original on October 6, 2013. Retrieved June 24, 2012.
  6. ^ "Innovators Gallery". Outercurve. Archived from the original on February 22, 2014. Retrieved June 24, 2012.
  7. ^ "Microsoft creates the CodePlex foundation". Scott Hanselman's Computer Zen. Retrieved June 24, 2012.
  8. ^ "Lest CodePlex perplex". Free Software Foundation. Retrieved August 26, 2018.
  9. ^ Blankenhorn, Dana (2010-09-28). "CodePlex Foundation becomes OuterCurve". ZDNet. Retrieved 2021-03-28.
  10. ^ "The CodePlex Foundation Rebrands, Renamed Outercurve Foundation". Outercurve. Archived from the original on October 2, 2010. Retrieved March 27, 2013.
  11. ^ "About the Outercurve Foundation". Outercurve Foundation. Archived from the original on January 4, 2012. Retrieved June 24, 2012.
  12. ^ "Announcing new governance model and project contributions to the .NET Foundation". dotnetfoundation.org. November 12, 2014.
  13. ^ "Search for articles of dissolution WA Secretary of State".
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