At the Build 2014 conference today, Microsoft announced it is creating an independent .NET Foundation to foster open development and collaboration around the growing collection of open source technologies for .NET. Scott Guthrie was joined onstage by Miguel de Icaza of Xamarin to announce the .NET Foundation.
It will serve as a forum for commercial and community developers alike to strengthen the future of the .NET ecosystem by promoting openness, community participation and rapid innovation.
The preview of the .NET Compiler Platform codenamed Roslyn is one of the first projects at .NET Foundation. The .NET Foundation will be the steward of a growing collection of open source technologies for.NET, Microsoft’s comprehensive development framework. Come back soon to watch community reactions from community members including Xamarin CTO Miguel de Icaza and others.
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Community leaders such as Miguel de Icaza (Xamarin), Laurent Bugnion (IdentityMine), Niels Hartvig (Umbraco), Nigel Sampson (Compiled Experience), Anthony van der Hoorn (Glimpse) and Paul Betts are advancing the conversation surrounding .NET open source projects. Join with them and help us charter the organization to support openness, best-of-breed open source practices and opportunities for .NET developers.
Participation in the .NET Foundation exposes your project to the wider world of .NET developers and builds a better community. Please contact us to learn how your project can get involved.
In the upcoming months, the .NET Foundation will be inviting many companies and community leaders to join the foundation, including its Board of Directors and will then finalize its operational details, including governance models for its open source initiatives, membership structure and industry and community engagement. Check back here or follow @dotnetfdn on Twitter for the latest news about the .NET Foundation!
Visit http://www.dotnetfoundation.org/ for more details.