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The CodePlex Foundation: First Impressions (and Recommendations)

Article Source Andy Updegrove's Blog
September 14, 2009, 9:42 am

Well, it’s been a busy week in Lake Wobegon, hasn’t it? First, the Wall Street Journal broke the story that Microsoft had unwittingly sold 22 patents, not to the Allied Security Trust (which might have resold them to patent trolls), but to the Open Inventions Network (which might someday assert them back against Microsoft). A few days later, perhaps sooner than planned, Microsoft announced the formation of a new non-profit organization, the CodePlex Foundation, with the mission of “enabling the exchange of code and understanding among software companies and open source communities.”

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