11264836 story Microsoft's CoApp To Help OSS Development, Deployment 293 Posted by timothy on Thursday April 08, 2010 @06:26PM from the meet-the-world's-biggest-foss-vendor dept. badpazzword writes "Microsoft employee Garrett Serack announces he has received the green light to work full time on CoApp, an .msi-based package management system aiming to bring a wholly native toolchain for OSS development and deployment. This will hopefully bring more open source software on Windows, which will bring OSS to more users, testers and developers. Serack is following the comments at Ars Technica, so he might also follow them here. The launchpad project is already up."