The Outercurve Foundation is an independent 501(c)(6) non-profit corporation founded by Microsoft. with the goal to "enable the exchange of code and understanding among software companies and open source communities." They run several software projects, many of which are connected to the .NET Framework.It was founded on September 10, 2009 as the CodePlex Foundation, led mostly by Microsoft employees and affiliates. The name Outercurve Foundation was adopted In September 2010. In November 2010 changes to by-laws were made and the board was expanded..