Overview: The Codeplex Foundation provides a framework to facilitate the participation of commercial software developers in open source projects, either through intellectual property contributions to the foundation or through time volunteered under the auspices of the foundation to enable development work on open source projects. The Codeplex Foundation also provides a channel of communication from the open source community back to Foundation partners and other commercial software companies, advancing the dialog between commercial software companies and open source communities.
*As of 9/28/2010, now OuterCurve Foundation. The OuterCurve Foundation is a 501(c)(6) non-profit corporation founded by, but separate from, Microsoft. Its mission is to enable the exchange of code and understanding among software companies and open source communities. In practice this means providing software IP management and project development governance to enable and encourage organizations to develop software collaboratively in open source communities for faster results. They run several software projects, many of which are connected to the .NET Framework.
Specifications: Not available
IPR Policy: See Section 2.6, available at: http://www.outercurve.org/Portals/0/docs/OutercurveFoundationBylaws-2010-10-28.pdf
Current Status: Active
Last Updated: March 5, 2014