Black Duck calls Microsoft open source mainstream

Summary:Microsoft understands the importance of this story, and you should too. CodePlex, which has 9,000 projects now with 100 more added each week, is now as much a part of open source as Sourceforge.

Black Duck's move to add CodePlex support to its KnowledgeBase and Koders.com products is the final proof, if such were needed, that Microsoft has become part of the open source mainstream.

Softpedia featured a smiling picture of Microsoft's senior director of platform strategy, Sam Ramji, along with its coverage of the press release. The smile speaks volumes.

Microsoft understands the importance of this story, and you should too. CodePlex, which has 9,000 projects now with 100 more added each week, is now as much a part of open source as Sourceforge.

Tony Rahman, a Microsoft program manager writing in the Seattle Post-Intelligencer reader blog, says "each quarter it seems more leaders and their teams are onboard with the new attitude of cooperation, openness, and transparency."

Believe him? Or is this post going to ignite yet-another Microsoft flame war?

Let's find out.

Topics: Microsoft, Open Source

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Dana Blankenhorn has been a business journalist since 1978, and has covered technology since 1982. He launched the Interactive Age Daily, the first daily coverage of the Internet to launch with a magazine, in September 1994.

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