Almost 50 years ago, Marshall McLuhan coined and popularized the notion of a global village. And as a common adage goes, it takes a village to raise a child: our child is the CQRS Journey project. As many of you know, we’ve positioned the CQRS guidance project as a learning journey. We’ve formed a stellar advisory board and performed some public consultation that helped us scope the project initially. While this is good news, we recognize that for this project to be successful, we need to be not only open and transparent, but we also need to collaborate with the community (in its way a global village) more closely. That’s why I am extremely happy and proud to announce that for the first time in the history of the Microsoft patterns & practices team, the following: In the true spirit of open source, we will be taking community contributions on the CQRS Journey project. This means:
- The written guidance and the sample code will be developed in the open and with community involvement.
- We, Microsoft patterns & practices team, will review and accept contributions that meet our guidelines.
- The final deliverable will have an open source license (Apache 2.0).
The project will be hosted on GitHub. We will publish the contribution guidelines soon.
In the meantime, check out our company-wide openness initiative and brace yourself for a ride! We look forward to working with you! Please keep sending us your feedback.