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