Friday, November 04, 2005

Wiki founder leaves Microsoft for Eclipse

Source: CNET


Ward Cunningham, the father of the the Wiki concept, has left Microsoft after a two-year stint, taking up a new post at the open source Eclipse Foundation.

Cunningham is leaving to become the developer tool maker's director of committer community development, according to Eclipse Foundation chief Mike Milinkovich, who posted news of the hiring on his blog.

"I've had the pleasure of interacting with Ward at several points in the past, and I've always found him to be a truly rare bird: someone who is both brilliant but also blessed with a warm and engaging personality," Milinkovich said on his blog.

At Microsoft, Cunningham worked as part of a team that gives customers guidance on how to architect their systems.

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