[Ironruby-core] "Start spreading the news"

Orion Edwards orion.edwards at gmail.com
Tue Aug 10 03:21:00 EDT 2010

On 9/08/2010, at 6:42 PM, Jimmy Schementi wrote:
> This is a monumental opportunity for you all, the IronRuby community, to rally around something Microsoft invested in, enough to a initial 1.0 release, and make it your own. However, there are two things we should ask Microsoft to commit to during this transition:
> Be clear about their intentions. I know this will eventually happen, but I want to make it clear to all of you that this is the first step.
> Donate IronRuby to a non-Microsoft entity (again, assuming they don't plan on continuing funding). Though IronRuby is licensed under an open-source license, it is copyright Microsoft. IronRuby.net is owned by Microsoft. The GitHub "ironruby" organization is managed by Microsoft. Etc, etc. If the intention is to cease funding IronRuby, then a non-profit foundation owning IronRuby, like CodePlex Foundation, would be ideal, so that we don't need to jointly own the copyright. There also is precedence in Microsoft for internal employees to donate to the CodePlex foundation, so Tomas and Jim can continue to contribute.


This seems like an ideal fit for something like the Codeplex foundation, and as far as I can think, it would solve pretty much all the current uncertainty around the future of IR :-)

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