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#Hacktoberfest 2018: Thank you!

It feels like we just announced our participation, but Hacktoberfest 2018 has officially come to a close. On behalf of my team and everyone at Microsoft, we thank each and every one of you for your contributions. Your response and enthusiasm blew us away, with participants ranging from long-time Microsoft community members to people completely...

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Join OSI and Microsoft in the new ClearlyDefined project

The Open Source Initiative (OSI) today announced its incubator project, ClearlyDefined. ClearlyDefined is focused on crowd-sourcing critical licensing and security data for open source projects. Why is this important? For starters, increasing clarity around a project makes it easier to build a community and gain contributors. It also increases consumer’s confidence in open source. Overall,...

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Microsoft joins the Open Source Initiative

We are pleased to announce that Microsoft has joined the Open Source Initiative (OSI) as a Premium sponsor. OSI is a global non-profit dedicated to promoting and protecting open source software through education, collaboration, and infrastructure. Open source advances come from its community and Microsoft continues to increase its involvement and contributions. Microsoft participates in...

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Node.js and Azure is a winning combination for Microsoft's Open Source Programs Office

Post by Jeff McAffer and Jeff Wilcox  Thousands of Microsoft engineers use, contribute to, and release open source projects every day across every platform, from the cloud to client operating systems, programming languages and more. Microsoft’s Open Source Programs Office (OSPO) supports these engineers, helping to drive open source culture, policies, processes, and tools. The...

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