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Microsoft released an early developer version of an open source package manager, dubbed NuPack, for its .NET platform yesterday.

Independent coders on the Nublar (NU) project worked with Microsoft on NuPack, and on Wednesday it was handed over to MS-sponsored Outercurve Foundation.

“NuPack is a free, open source developer-focused package management system for the .NET platform that will simplify the process of finding and incorporating third party libraries into .NET applications during development by automating the steps necessary to incorporating a package for the library, and its dependencies, into a project,” explained Outercurve in a blog post.

The whole project has been a happy-clappy one for the foundation.

“The NuPack project is significant because two groups of developers – one independent, one from Microsoft – discovered they were working to solve the same problem and decided to collaborate and contribute the combined project to the Foundation,” said Outercurve’s executive director Paula Hunter.

“The joint effort of the Nu Project development team and .NET developers within Microsoft shows cooperation at its best between the FOSS community and corporate developers.”

Microsoft’s software developer veep Scott Guthrie joined the love-in with a blog post of his own.

“Our goal with NuPack is to make it as simple as possible to integrate open source libraries within .NET projects. It will be supported in all versions of Visual Studio,” he said.

Separately, Microsoft released a test version of its ASP.MVC 3 technology and a second beta of its WebMatrix website-building gizmo. ®

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