This project is originally created by Jose Menendez Poo at ribbon.codeplex.com in May 2008. You can have a read at his early article published at codeproject.com. During the time where this project was initially published, there wasn't any free ribbon plugin available for WinForms. Thus, this project quickly gain attention from many .NET WinForms developers. But however, at a later time, Jose had fade out his involvement in the old site. After the old project repository has gone inactivity, some volunteers of the fans of this project re-host the source code at officeribbon.codeplex.com and continue to provide support of it. Until today, multiple changes, improvements, tweaks, bugs fixes have been added/enhanced. Another article was written by the group at codeproject.com to further explain the implementation of the plugin in WinForms.