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Open Source

Submission + - Microsoft developing a Package Manager for Windows (arstechnica.com)

His name cannot be s writes: Although Microsoft is beginning to acknowledge that the rich ecosystem of open source software can bring a lot of value to Windows users, the most popular open source software projects are largely developed on other platforms, which means that they aren't always easy to deploy on Windows. Microsoft developer Garrett Serack has identified a compelling solution to this problem. He is launching a new project to build a package management system for Windows with the aim of radically simplifying installation of popular open source software on Microsoft's platform. He calls it the Common Open Source Application Publishing Platform (CoApp).
Mozilla

Submission + - FireFox extension released adds CardSpace Support

fearthecowboy writes: "Kevin Miller, has publicly released a FireFox extension for CardSpace. CardSpace is Microsoft's client component for the Identity Metasystem, which allows a websites to accept identities from a variety of identity providers. This follows on the heels of other information card technologies , from Chuck Mortimore and the Higgins Browser extension."

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