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Someone send Lucifer some mittens

Posted on 06 April 2004 by Demian Turner

Via Slashdot, a story that’s sure to get a lot of coverage, and already has a kilometer of comments, some more interesting than other:

Microsoft Releases a Project on Sourceforge

nberardi writes “On Monday, April 5, 2004, as part of the Shared Source Initiative, Microsoft released the source code for the Windows Installer XML (WiX) developer tool to SourceForge under the IBM Common Public License or CPL. The WiX project is the first Shared Source Initiative to go “public” on Source Forge rather than a Microsoft site. It is also the first to use an externally created Open Source license. Microsoft supports the idea that a software developer should be free to choose how they license their work and for the goals of WiX, the CPL was the right fit. Is this another ploy from Microsoft to not look like the bad guy, or do you think they are embracing on the Open Source movement?” Slashdot and SourceForge are both part of OSDN.

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