Microsoft Open Technologies, Inc. was founded as an startup subsidiary within Microsoft to accelerate Microsoft’s open collaboration with the industry by delivering critical interoperable technologies in partnership with open source and open standards communities. Today, Microsoft announced that Microsoft Open Tech will be rejoining Microsoft as it has reached its key goals, and open source technologies and engineering practices are rapidly becoming mainstream across Microsoft.
As MS Open Tech rejoins Microsoft, team members will play a broader role in the open advocacy mission with teams across the company, including the creation of the Microsoft Open Technology Programs Office. The Programs Office will scale the learnings and practices in working with open source and open standards that have been developed in MS Open Tech across the whole company.
Additionally, the Microsoft Open Technology Programs Office will provide tools and services to help Microsoft teams and engineers engage directly with open source communities, create successful Microsoft open source projects, and streamline the process of accepting community contributions into Microsoft open source projects.
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