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Microsoft is a worldwide leader in software, services and Internet technologies for personal and business computing. Microsoft offers a wide range of innovative products and services designed to help individuals and organizations realize their full potential.

Through efforts like Port 25, Shared Source and Codeplex, Microsoft is focused on participating in a broad range of choices for developing and deploying software, including open source.

To learn more, please visit www.microsoft.com/opensource.

Getting Started:
If you are an interested in starting an open source project, Microsoft provides a number of programs and initiatives to help you achieve your goals. This includes lightweight, freely downloadable programming environments, such as Microsoft Visual Studio Express.


Hyperic provides open source monitoring and management software for all types of web applications, whether hosted in the cloud or on premise. Its software reduces the workload for operations teams at the world’s biggest web companies, including CNET Networks, hi5 Networks, Contegix, Rackspace’s Mosso, and more. Its award-winning Hyperic HQ software auto-discovers and updates asset inventory and allows operations teams to quickly pinpoint, correct, and prevent problems at every major layer—including hardware, networks, virtualization, cloud environments and applications.


FOSSBazaar is an open community formed by industry leaders such as HP, Coverity, DLA Piper, Google, the Linux Foundation, Novell, Olliance Group, OpenLogic and SourceForge. As a workgroup of the Linux Foundation, FOSSBazaar is dedicated to empowering individuals and enterprises to understand and address potential issues related to the use of free and open source software (FOSS), the processes that can properly govern the implementation and deployment of FOSS, and tools that can be used for these efforts across the lifecycle of an open source project.

The FOSSology project began as an internal development effort supporting HP’s IT governance process to quickly and accurately describe how an open source project was licensed. Instead of simply collecting a project’s advertised license, FOSSology analyzes source code, and reports all the licensing being used based on the declarations and phrases that identify software licensing. With a code repository, meta-data database, and open source license detection agent, FOSSology – The Study of FOSS (Free Open Source Software) – helps open source developers and enterprise users build a thorough licensing picture of the projects and packages they use.

Moblin is the open source, optimized Linux software platform that enables a great internet and rich media experience on Intel(r) Atom(TM)- based Mobile Internet Devices (MIDs), Netbooks and more. Get in on the ground level and come define the future of mobile computing for what is emerging to be a very large and fast growing global market for MIDs and Netbook devices.


Mozilla is a global community dedicated to building free, open source products and technologies that improve the online experience for people everywhere. We work in the open with a highly disciplined, transparent and cooperative development process, under the umbrella of the non-profit Mozilla Foundation. As a wholly owned subsidiary, the Mozilla Corporation organizes the development and marketing of Mozilla products. This unique structure has enabled Mozilla to financially support and cultivate competitive, viable community innovation. For more information, visit www.mozilla.com.

Songbird is a desktop media player developed by a band of experienced, dedicated software developers and designers called the Pioneers of the Inevitable. Our previous hatchlings include Winamp and the Yahoo! Music Engine. We support the Mozilla Foundation’s mission to preserve innovation and choice on the Internet. Our mission is to incubate Songbird, the first Web player, to catalyze and champion a diverse, open Media Web. Basing itself on Firefox, Songbird’s extensibility and customization capabilities are virtually limitless. Find out more and download Songbird at http://getsongbird.com.

The Oregon State University Open Source Lab is a global, world-class facility and data center for Open Source Software (OSS) knowledge, hosting, infrastructure, development, and collaboration. The Open Source Lab fosters the development of unique OSS products, as well as directly assists in the development, implementation, and use of targeted OSS solutions for use in education, research, government, and business. By working closely with the OSU community, other universities, governments, and private sector business, the OSU Open Source Lab is quickly becoming a critical worldwide center for services related to open source software.

OpenSourcery is an agile, experienced team of wold-class software developers, project managers and IT consultants. We create custom web applications and build the feature-rich websites that power non-profits and small businesses.

We adhere to an incredibly well-integrated process that accounts for every detail of every job. We are dedicated to producing perfect results for our clients. OpenSourcery develops software that works for you.

We believe in and use 100% open source software. Our clients benefit from a totally transparent methodology, so they know exactly the progress of their projects at all times. And by using open source tools we provide our clients with enterprise-level service without enterprise-level costs.

Vidoop is an online security and identity company established in March 2006. Since that time Vidoop has developed feature rich, reliable and secure authentication and identity solutions for both the consumer and enterprise. myVidoop.com (http://www.myvidoop.com/) is an online OpenID provider that also offers a password management solution that incorporates corporate-grade login security to consumers at no cost. ConfIdent Technologies (http://www.confidenttech.com/), was created to address the unique needs of financial institutions by providing enterprise-level, multi-factor authentication solutions. Vidoop combines the talents of developers with experience from Microsoft, the US Naval Research Laboratory, and the National Institute of Standards & Technology, as well as the banking and healthcare industries.

Jive Software believes work is broken and that people-driven software can fix it. Jive delivers social productivity software that brings together employees, partners and customers in a unified collaboration system, allowing them to create better products, faster processes and improved relationships. Its flagship products, Clearspace and Clearspace Community, are used by over 2,000 customers worldwide, including over 15% of the Fortune 500. Jive was founded in 2001 and is headquartered in Portland, Oregon. For more information, visit Jive Software online at http://www.jivesoftware.com.

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