"When the CodePlex Foundation was established by Microsoft last
year, an interim board of directors was assembled to help get the
organization off the ground while permanent board members were
being chosen. A number of the interim board members, including
Novell's Mono project leader Miguel de Icaza, will be turning their
seats over to new representatives. Former Microsoft open source
evangelist Sam Ramji, currently VP of strategy at Sonoa, will be
remaining on the board, along with Microsoft .NET Framework program
manager Davies Boesch.
"The function of the organization is to encourage more
commercial software vendors to get involved with open source
software development. Microsoft's role in forming the CodePlex
foundation reflects the company's growing acceptance of the open
source development model and willingness to collaborate with other
commercial vendors on open source technology."