Friday, November 04, 2005

Microsoft researcher, wiki creator joins Eclipse

Source: Computerworld


Microsoft Corp. researcher Ward Cunningham is joining the Eclipse Foundation, according to a weblog entry posted by Eclipse Executive Director Mike Milinkovich Monday. Cunningham's role at the nonprofit foundation will be to help improve collaborative and cooperative efforts among members of the Eclipse open-source community.

Cunningham, a computer programmer, is best known as the inventor of the WikiWikiWeb or wiki concept to enable users of a Web site to quickly change its pages. He created the first wiki site, the Portland Pattern Repository, in 1995, focusing on people, projects and patterns in software development.

He joined Microsoft in December 2003, working as an architect in the company's patterns and practices group.

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