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internetnews.com: OSDN, Microsoft to Collaborate Again

Jul 23, 2004, 14:30 (7 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Michael Singer)

"A popular resource site for open source developers is preparing for a major contribution from Microsoft, internetnews.com has learned.

"SourceForge.net Director Pat McGovern said Microsoft is in discussions with OSDN (Open Source Development Network) and is planning on submitting an unidentified amount of software code. It would be Microsoft's third collaboration project with the subsidiary of VA Software. Previously, Microsoft donated parts of its Windows Installer Software and a C++ Template Library.

"Representatives with Redmond, Wash.-based Microsoft were not available for comment, but sources close to the deal say that, like its other contributions, the new code will fall under an open source initiative license (OSI), and more than likely as a common public license (CPL). More details are expected during next month's Linux World show in San Francisco..."

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