• Welcoming Jon Galloway as the new Executive Director of the .NET Foundation

    [Post by Martin Woodward] Being part of the .NET Open Source journey is undoubtedly a highlight of my career. There have been so many amazing moments. Some of my favourite include nervously biting my nails backstage as Anders Hejlsberg open sourced Roslyn live on stage, the initial open source release of .NET Core, and announcing partnerships with awesome companies like Red Hat, JetBrains, Unity, Samsung and Google. Of course, I’ll never forget being appointed Executive Director of the .NET Foundation. I’ve been working full time on the . …

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  • Welcoming WiX Toolset to the .NET Foundation

    The WiX toolset project holds a special place in my heart. I've built many installers in my time using the toolset and had nothing but positive interactions with the community as a developer, but also the WiX toolset was one of the very first open source projects that came out of Microsoft. Rob and his team blazed a trail that we where then able to follow with .NET and so many other open source projects afterwards. That is why I'm especially thrilled that now I get to work more with the project as they have decided to make the .NET Foundation …

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  • Welcoming Xamarin to the .NET Foundation

    At Xamarin Evolve this morning, .NET Foundation Director Miguel de Icaza officially open sourced the Xamarin SDKs for Android, iOS, and Mac and contributed them to the .NET Foundation under the MIT license. This includes Mono runtime ports for iOS and Android, bindings to the native APIs on these platforms, the basic command-line build tools, and a full, cross-platform UI stack in Xamarin.Forms. Today’s open source release delivers on Scott Guthrie’s announcements at //build last month and our shared vision of open source .NET on every single …

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  • Technical Steering Group

    With all the exciting changes in the .NET Ecosystem and the opening up of the platform to individuals and companies outside Microsoft, the .NET Foundation has recognized that it’s important that we help open up how technical decisions are made in the .NET platform as well as keep everyone on the same page as to the direction of the combined projects that make up the core components of the .NET platform. Therefore, today we are creating a new working group in the .NET Foundation to fulfil this role - the Technical Steering Group. I am pleased …

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  • Live Writer is now Open Source

    Windows Live Writer has been turning blogging up to 11 since 2007, but since 2012 things have been a bit quiet with the application itself. However over the past few months I have had the pleasure working with a very pasionate group of engineers volunteering their time to ensure that Live Writer has a sustainable future. I'm pleased to announce that today the .NET Foundation welcomes a new project - Open Live Writer. One of the great things about Live Writer has always been the passionate community behind it and I can't wait to see what that …

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  • Meet Your Advisory Council – Daniel Roth

    Advisory Council, Meet the team

    A couple weeks ago I kicked off a series of written interviews with our .NET Foundation Advisory Council members. The Advisory Council is composed of OSS project leaders that care deeply about .NET and the success of the foundation. They drive key initiatives in the foundation and guide the board. Learn more about what the Advisory Council is all about and participate in public discussions with them on our forums. For this next post, I interviewed Daniel Roth. Daniel is a Senior Program Manager on the ASP.NET team at Microsoft. His passions …

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  • Meet Your Advisory Council – Bill Wagner

    Advisory Council, Meet the team

    A couple weeks ago I kicked off a series of written interviews with our .NET Foundation Advisory Council members. The Advisory Council is composed of OSS project leaders that care deeply about .NET and the success of the foundation. They drive key initiatives in the foundation and guide the board. Learn more about what the Advisory Council is all about and participate in public discussions with them on our forums. For this next post, I interviewed Bill Wagner. Bill has spent his entire career in the software industry, spanning both …

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  • Welcoming the WorldWide Telescope to the Open Source .NET Universe

    Announcement, New Project

    At the .NET Foundation we strive to put code into the hands of those who use it, in an effort to create an innovative and exciting community. Today we’re excited to announce that we are doing just that in welcoming the WorldWide Telescope to the exciting universe of open source .NET. I did my undergraduate degree in physics at a time when the Hubble Space Telescope (HST) was a new thing. I remember very well my amazement when I could load up one of about 100 CD-ROM’s from the Digitized Sky Survey to get access to observations from the Palomar …

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  • Meet Your Advisory Council - Phil Haack

    Advisory Council, Meet the team

    Last week I kicked off a series of written interviews with our .NET Foundation Advisory Council members. The Advisory Council is composed of OSS project leaders that care deeply about .NET and the success of the foundation. They drive key initiatives in the foundation and guide the board. Learn more about what the Advisory Council is all about and participate in public discussions with them on our forums. For this next post, I interviewed Phil Haack. Phil works at GitHub as an Engineering Manager for the Desktop team. This team is …

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  • Meet Your Advisory Council - Shaun Walker

    Advisory Council, Meet the team

    Hi, I’m Beth Massi and I’m a Technical Evangelist for the .NET Foundation and also a member of the .NET team at Microsoft. I’m responsible for a lot of the team’s community efforts including event planning, content creation, customer outreach, as well as helping the .NET Foundation Board, Executive Director, and Advisory Council with .NET open source software initiatives. The Advisory Council is composed of OSS project leaders that care deeply about .NET and the success of the foundation. They drive key initiatives in the foundation and guide …

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  • WCF Client is Open Source

    Announcement, New Project, WCF

    We’re excited to announce a new open source project on GitHub from the WCF team at Microsoft.  This new version of WCF targets .NET Core and has been donated to the family of .NET Foundation open source projects. Check out the WCF project for more details. The team is actively developing WCF in this repository, and they will review any issues and pull requests you wish to contribute. The wiki describes how to build and contribute to the project. WCF targets the .NET Core framework which is designed to support multiple computer architectures …

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