After the (what was supposed to be mini) project Jeff Atwood and I launched on spurring further open source development on .NET, this is a more direct affirmation and commitment from Redmond about our overall plans to continue and grow this fantastic partnership.
Personally, I'm very excited. I'm a big fan of OSS projects, and I hope this initiative will help our ISVs, individual contributors and OSS enthusiasts help debunk the myth that "OSS on .NET is an oxymoron" (thanks, Phil :))
You already maybe aware of some of our other sites around the OSS initiative :
- Port 25 - Open Source Software Lab at Microsoft
- Codeplex - Microsoft's open source project hosting site
- Microsoft Open Source ISV Forum - offer for OSS ISVs through Microsoft Partner Program
Some open source savvy folks (or entities) whose blogs I read :
So, subscribe to the new site's feed and stay up-to-date.
I have a question for you - what would you like to see on this new site? If you could contribute to it (the site), what would you do?