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CodePlex Foundation Now Outercurve

Sep 29, 2010, 01:33 (0 Talkback[s])
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"What's in a name?

"For the open source CodePlex Foundation, which shared a name with Microsoft's CodePlex project hosting site, its name was a potential source of confusion.

"The CodePlex Foundation is a Microsoft sponsored open source effort, though the goal is to have a broader base than just Microsoft (NASDAQ: MSFT). As such the CodePlex Foundation is now changing its name to the Outercurve Foundation in an effort to help differentiate and move the initiative forward.

""The aim of the rebrand is to reduce confusion, which mainly stems from having the same name as the CodePlex forge," Paula Hunter executive director of the Outercurve Foundation told InternetNews.com. "There have been too many points when what the foundation did and what the forge did were not attributed to the correct entity.""

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