Scott Hanselman

Hanselminutes Podcast 179 - Hanselminutes Live: Open Source and the Codeplex Foundation

September 14, 2009 Comment on this post [6] Posted in Microsoft | Open Source | Podcast
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image My one-hundred-and-seventy-ninth podcast is up. In this unusual episode of Hanselminutes, organized late at night over Twitter, and recorded as a community conference call, Scott moderates a discussion on open source and the new CodePlex Foundation.

I thought that a discussion around a new Open Source Foundation should be produced as an "Open Source Conference Call." We had nearly 100 people call in and dozens had their voices heard. If you like this format, let me know! Also, follow me on Twitter as that's where these kinds of things are organized!

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Enjoy. Who knows what'll happen in the next show?

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Scott Hanselman is a former professor, former Chief Architect in finance, now speaker, consultant, father, diabetic, and Microsoft employee. He is a failed stand-up comic, a cornrower, and a book author.

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September 14, 2009 9:14
An interesting show. In many ways, having dramas with a number of platforms before settling on TalkShoe probably just worked as advertising that the show was on :)

I ended up on TalkShoe Pro client which was bizarre but had an interesting viewer for the chat that worked more like a timeline. With so many people talking so rapidly it got pretty hard to follow for a while there. Unfortunately I was on a pretty slow connection so when I did get through I sounded like a Cylon.

I look forward to seeing what the CodePlex Foundation does especially with regard to getting corporate customers more involved with the OSS community and tools.
September 14, 2009 11:48
the CodePlex Foundation ... It will be make a difference or no .... ! ,what it will be adding in the Open Source world ..
September 14, 2009 17:39
It's great that Microsoft is moving toward greater acceptance of open source. Hopefully setting up the Codeplex Foundation will help spur adoption of useful open source tools and frameworks within corporate IT environment. It will help to reverse the damage done by Microsoft's early years of open source scare-mongering.
September 14, 2009 19:22
Couldn't get a connection during the conference call :(

Looking forward to listening to this on the ride home tonight.
September 18, 2009 6:57
Quite an interesting show, Scott. I'd like to see (hear) more shows in this style mixed in with your usuals.

Regarding the foundation, I'm optimistic and hope for continued collaboration among Microsoft, its employees, and the developer community.

I see that Apache foundation has big name sponsors including Google, Yahoo, Microsoft, Sun, HP, and IBM. I question whether the Codeplex foundation will be able to attract additional sponsors (i.e. $$$) in order to break the implicit control Microsoft appears to have over the direction of the foundation.
Personally I am not terribly concerned over the appearance of independence, but I suspect others are more suspicious.
September 20, 2009 18:16
The Apache Software Foundation is not tied to any product. There are many products under its umbrella, most of them in java. Some in C++, perl, tcl and even .net

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