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Initial Chairman of the .NET Foundation Advisory Council

— In 2014 Microsoft shocked the world with a few announcements...

By Shaun Walker
Posted: July 15, 2015

In 2014 Microsoft shocked the world with a few announcements, namely the formation of the .NET Foundation and their open sourcing the full server-side .NET Core stack under a MIT license.

In my personal blog earlier this year I announced details about the .NET Foundation Advisory Council, including the exciting news that the Charter I co-authored had been officially approved by the Board of Directors and that I was chosen to serve as the initial Chairman!

 “The .NET Foundation Advisory Council is a collection of individuals who bring unique knowledge and skills which complement the knowledge and skills of the formal Board of Directors in order to more effectively govern the organization. In addition, the .NET Foundation Advisory Council provides formal and visible relationships with individuals who have particularly strong community status, are leaders in the community, and are people with highly respected skills in certain areas.”

As Chairman of the council I’ve had the pleasure of representing Microsoft alongside such a diverse group of individuals from all over the world.

You can read more about the how the .NET Foundation Advisory Council is vital to the sustainability of the .NET Foundation here.

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