"As you may recall, Microsoft announced back on September 10
that it had launched a new foundation "as a forum in which open
source communities and the software development community can come
together with the shared goal of increasing participation in open
source community projects." It called it's new non-profit
organization the CodePlex Foundation, echoing the name of a
commercial site, called CodePlex.com, that it had earlier set up to
host open source development projects.
"Microsoft launched the CodePlex Foundation with bylaws and
other governance documents with which I had some issues, and about
which I posted some recommendations. But it also publicly stated
that these documents, and the initial boards of directors and
advisors, were only temporary. Within 100 days, the statements
posted at the site pledged, a new Board would be announced.
Nominations for the Boards of Directors and Advisors were welcomed,
as well as recommendations on changes to the governance
"But December 19 - the 100 day mark - passed quietly, with no
announcement of a new Board or a status update on the other goals.
So what's up with the CodePlex Foundation, and its pledge to
promptly transition into a more independent organization?"