Outercurve Foundation

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Outercurve Foundation
OuterCurve Foundation Logo.gif
Formation 10 September, 2009
Type NGO and Non-profit organization
Legal status Foundation
Purpose Educational
Region served
Executive Director
Erynn Petersen
Website www.outercurve.org

The Outercurve Foundation is an independent 501(c)(6) non-profit corporation initially founded by Microsoft.[1] with the goal to "enable the exchange of code and understanding among software companies and open source communities." They run several software projects, some of which are connected to the .NET Framework.[2][3][4][5]

It was founded on September 10, 2009 as the CodePlex Foundation, led mostly by Microsoft employees and affiliates.[6] The name Outercurve Foundation was adopted In September 2010.[7] In November 2010 changes to by-laws were made and the board was expanded.[8] Outercurve now serves the larger FOSS community as a generalized low-overhead foundation for projects and organizations.


  1. ^ "Mission". Outercurve. Retrieved June 24, 2012. 
  2. ^ "ASP.NET Open Source Gallery". Outercurve. Retrieved June 24, 2012. 
  3. ^ "Research Accelerators". Outercurve. Retrieved June 24, 2012. 
  4. ^ "Data, Languages, and Systems Interoperability Gallery". Outercurve. Retrieved June 24, 2012. 
  5. ^ "Innovators Gallery". Outercurve. Retrieved June 24, 2012. 
  6. ^ "Microsoft creates the CodePlex foundation". Scott Hanselman's Computer Zen. Retrieved June 24, 2012. 
  7. ^ "The CodePlex Foundation Rebrands, Renamed Outercurve Foundation". Outercurve. Retrieved March 27, 2013. 
  8. ^ "About the Outercurve Foundation". Outercurve Foundation. Retrieved June 24, 2012. 

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