Microsoft launches open source development site

by admin June 27, 2006 at 11:11 am

CodePlex portal moves out of beta phase

launched its open source developer website to promote the use of its software engineering technology among the development community.

The CodePlex website has been running in a trial beta format since May and has received more than 100,000 visits worldwide. The initial 12 projects being worked on by developers have grown to more than 30.

Jon Rosenberg, director of community source programmes at Microsoft, told that the research portal offered benefits for both sides.

“We really see this as a way for the developer community to get more transparency into Microsoft technology,” he said.

“They can see the source code, they can understand much better how it works, and they can get ideas for how they will use it in their own products and services.”

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