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
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
email@example.com 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.
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