• 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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  • Channel 9 Interview: .NET Open Source Initiative

    Community

    At BUILD some of the .NET Foundation team members were interviewed on Channel 9. Check out the interview here: .NET Open Source Initiative Jay Schmelzer, Immo Landwerth, Martin Woodward and I chatted about what the .NET Foundation is, why we need it, and what it can do for the .NET ecosystem. Jay is the President of the .NET Foundation, Immo is on the Advisory Council and project lead for CoreFx and Martin is the Executive Director of the .NET Foundation. I’m officially the Secretary but I rather call myself Technical Evangelist :-). Meet …

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  • Announcing LLILC - A new LLVM-based Compiler for .NET

    Announcement, Project News, Core, LLVM

    The .NET Foundation was set up to foster open source innovation and collaboration around .NET and so I'm very pleased to announce that we have released an initial version of a new project called LLILC (pronounced "lilac") on GitHub. This is a new LLVM-based native code compiler for .NET Core which is being contributed to the .NET Foundation by Microsoft. LLVM is a very popular open source compiler framework which supports targeting multiple CPU types. LLILC creates a bridge into LLVM for .NET, making LLVM's broad chip support and tools …

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  • .NET Foundation Welcomes Executive Director Martin Woodward

    Announcement

    Time flies. Exactly one year ago today, Microsoft Corp. announced the creation of an independent .NET Foundation to foster open development and collaboration around the Microsoft .NET development framework. At the end of February we announced our Advisory Council, a group of nine leaders who are bringing their passion and experience to help steward the future of .NET as an open source community. Today, I am pleased to announce that the .NET Foundation Board appointed a full time Executive Director to the .NET Foundation: Martin Woodward. In …

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  • Microsoft Contributes MSBuild Engine to the .NET Foundation

    Announcement, MSBuild

    The .NET team at Microsoft announced today that they are contributing another new open source project to the .NET Foundation -- the Microsoft Build Engine (MSBuild), available today on GitHub. MSBuild is a platform for building applications, and the default build engine for Visual Studio and the .NET community on the Windows platform. It enables developers to orchestrate and build products in environments where Visual Studio isn’t installed. Through open sourcing MSBuild, the team intends to make it a top choice for .NET developers on the …

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  • Welcoming the Newly Minted .NET Foundation Advisory Council Members

    Announcement, Advisory Council

    It’s official – we’re happy to welcome nine community leaders to the .NET Foundation Advisory Council – leaders who will bring their experience and passion to help steward open source .NET projects and continue on a path of open and transparent governance for the foundation. The .NET Foundation Board has been selecting these individuals from an impressive roster, and we had to make some difficult choices to come up with the initial list. A few months down the road, we expect the Advisory Council to come up with a more participatory process to …

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  • Advisory Council Proposal -- Call for Community Feedback Extended to December 5th

    Announcement, Advisory Council

    The increased openness of .NET has sparked widespread interest in the .NET Foundation. As a result, its Board of Directors has decided to extend the timeframe for community feedback on the .NET Foundation Advisory Council to December, 5, 2014. The Advisory Council will bring unique knowledge and skills to complement our Board to more effectively govern the organization. The community has already helped shape the role of the Foundation – a new organization that already includes more than 30 projects across the industry, including the initial …

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  • Announcing new governance model and project contributions to the .NET Foundation

    Announcement

    With more than 30 projects on the docket and a governance model well underway, the .NET Foundation is poised for future growth. Microsoft is making headlines today for its decision to open source its popular .NET development stack, which will now be maintained under the stewardship of the .NET Foundation. This should be welcome news to the millions of developers who use .NET to build high quality applications and services that can scale from needs of individual developers to large enterprises. As part of its announcement last spring, …

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  • .NET Foundation Advisory Council Call for Public Comment

    Announcement, Advisory Council

    Friends in the .NET community, When the .NET Foundation was created, there was an important principle that the foundation and its work be transparent, open, and community driven. In order to ensure that the foundation delivers on this primary objective, the board of the .Net Foundation asked Shaun Walker, who has a long history leading and contributing to .Net open source projects, to develop an initial proposal for a community based advisory council to help guide the governance of the .NET Foundation. That proposal is now available for …

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  • The .NET Foundation Adds Three New Projects

    Announcement

    Today the .NET Foundation welcomes three new projects: Salesforce Toolkits for .NET, which enables .NET developers to interact with Salesforce's popular REST APIs from multiple Microsoft platforms, including .NET 4.5, Windows Phone 8 and Windows 8/8.1, as well as iOS/Android using Xamarin and Mono.NET. MVVM Light Toolkit, which helps .NET developers accelerate the creation and development of MVVM applications in WPF, Silverlight, Windows Store (RT) and for Windows Phone. Open XML SDK, a set of strongly-typed .NET classes that simplify the …

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