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Whither CodePlex

UPDATE: VFPX is being moved to GitHub and its initial conversion looks well underway.

So Microsoft's latest technology to go to the waste pile in the sky is CodePlex.

It joins a long-standing tradition of Microsoft's to eventually dissolve technologies that it created to help it compete and then decide to get rid of it entirely with fairly minimal warning - the site goes completely dark in December, 2017.

Now are the costs associated with CodePlex that high?

One of the arguments for choosing a company like Microsoft or Google used to be that they would stand behind their products for a good period of time, unlike smaller companies. Smaller companies, they argued, were far more liable to have to stop their services as costs became higher than the benefit of operating. This brings up the question on how several sites that don't have costs manage to continue operating - (I can't imagine Trello has enough people paying for its services to account for all the free accounts …