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The CMS ecosystem and Microsoft
CMS is extremely important strategically for any web company. About 35% of web sites use a CMS, and the top ones are all PHP (WordPress on its own is more than 20% of all web sites). In other words, if you care about the market share of your web platform...
How Orchard deals with dependency licenses
Managing dependencies in any project presents challenges, but open source adds its own constraints. In the wake of the release by Microsoft of new and useful libraries that are unfortunately encumbered by unacceptable licensing restrictions , I thought...
Leaving the Evil Empire
TL;DR: I’m leaving Microsoft to found my own company . My involvement in Orchard continues unchanged. It’s been almost nine years. Nine years at Microsoft, first as a developer, and then as a program manager. I’ve worked on ASP.NET versions 2.0 to 4.0...
About Orchard Governance and Microsoft
Back in September, we did something with Orchard that is kind of a big deal: we transferred control over the Orchard project to the community. Most Open Source projects that were initiated by corporations such as Microsoft are nowadays still governed...
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