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Midgard Web Application Server 1.0.0 releasedMay 07, 1999, 22:00 (1 Talkback[s])
Thanks to Henri Bergius for this press release.
MIDGARD 1.0.0 INITIALLY RELEASED
May 8, 1999
The Midgard Project
The Midgard Project has finally released the first public version of Midgard Application Server Suite. The new release contains Midgard core libraries, a PHP3-based web application server for the Apache platform and the needed web-based administration tools.
The release can be obtained from:
For further information, please visit the Midgard web site at http://midgard.greywolves.org
Midgard is freely-available platform for creating powerful web applications. It is fully based on Open Source software, giving you freedom to create your solutions in an open environment. Midgard is the tool for creating, modifying and maintaining dynamic database-enabled web services.
Midgard already has a quite good set of features for creating powerful web sites, and is being used with successful results by some commercial and uncommercial organizations. But this is not where the development will end; rather, the development team also has more ambitious goals about revolutionizing the way people think about web development.
The 1.0.0 "Land Rover" release of Midgard is the first public version of Midgard. The system has been in use by its developers from last July, but is is only now that there has been enough time to start preparing for a public release.
While the "Land Rover" release is already a very usable system, it still lacks many things usually found in 1.0 releases. Mainly documentation is till fairly inexistent due to insufficient developer resources to date.
Because of lacking documentation, all new users of Midgard are encouraged to subscribe the Midgard mailing list at firstname.lastname@example.org for installation and usage support.
The Midgard Project would also like to invite all interested persons and organizations to take part in the development process. The Midgard Project is a challenging one with lots of promise and will surely be rewarding to all who participate.
The Midgard core libraries are distributed under the GNU Library General Public License, a license which permits the software to be freely used so long as it is dynamically linked or the user can relink it to new versions of the libraries. This is the same license used by, for example, the Linux C libraries. Because of this licensing scheme, Midgard can be considered to be free software developed with an Open Source model.
The Midgard-based administration tools and usage examples in the Midgard packages are distributed under the X Consortium license, which doesn't impose any conditions on modification or redistribution of source code or binaries other than requiring that copyright/license notices are left intact.
THE MIDGARD PROJECT
The Midgard Project is a volunteer group that manages the core Midgard distribution and helps to coordinate and help development projects based on the Midgard system.
The membership of The Midgard Project is open for anyone interested in working on the Midgard system. More information can be found at http://midgard.greywolves.org/development/
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