Outercurve Foundation Accepts New Open-Source ASP.NET Project

The Outercurve Foundation, formerly the CodePlex Foundations, has accepted a new project, WebsitePanel, into the foundation's ASP.NET gallery.

The Outercurve Foundation has announced its acceptance of the WebsitePanel project into the ASP.NET Open Source Gallery.

The Outercurve Foundation, formerly known as the CodePlex Foundation, is a not-for-profit foundation providing software IP management and project development governance to enable and encourage organizations to develop software collaboratively in open source communities for faster results, foundation officials said. WebsitePanel was contributed by privately-held SMB SAAS Systems Inc., the developer of DotNetPanel.

According to Outercurve, WebsitePanel is an easy-to-use control panel for Windows hosting that enables developers and hosting companies to manage multiple servers, websites, FTP accounts, databases and other resources. A successor of the DotNetPanel control panel, a commercial product released in 2006, WebsitePanel was completely re-written and released as open source in 2010. WebsitePanel is governed by the BSD license.

"We are pleased to accept WebsitePanel, an open source project that eases management of Windows websites and hosting environments," said Paula Hunter, executive director of the Outercurve Foundation, in a statement. "WebsitePanel strengthens the ASP.NET Gallery and provides a great set of open source web and hosting management tools for the .NET ecosystem."

The Website Panel project, built on the Windows platform, works with a variety of third-party products including web servers, FTP servers, mail servers, database engines, DNS servers and virtualization technologies.

The Outercurve Foundation has three galleries and 12 projects. Galleries include the ASP.NET Open Source Gallery (six projects), the Systems Infrastructure and Integration Gallery (three projects) and the recently-announced Research Accelerators Gallery (three projects).