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CNET: VRML looks to open source

Feb 25, 1999, 16:42 (2 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Paul Festa)

"After some gyrations of its own, 3D browser and tools owner Platinum Technologies has signed a letter of intent with the Web3D Consortium to turn over the source code to those products for some kind of development project.

Under open-source development, the underlying source code to a piece of software is published, enabling any developer to work it. Firms embracing open source must create or rely on organizations to shepherd such development efforts; one famous example is Netscape Communications' Mozilla.org, which manages open-source development of Netscape's Communicator Web browsing software. "

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