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PRNewswire: Visio Announces Source Code Collaboration Initiative for IntelliCAD Technology

Jul 27, 1999, 23:45 (7 Talkback[s])

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"Visio Corp... announced it has formed an independent organization called the IntelliCAD Technology Consortium (ITC) to collaborate openly with other vendors in the future development of IntelliCAD(R), Visio's Autodesk AutoCAD-compatible technology."

"The consortium will also provide a free license to members of the public for noncommercial use and modification of the IntelliCAD source code."

"With the formation of the ITC, we've given our partners what they have most asked us for -- access to the IntelliCAD source code...." Membership in the IntelliCAD Technology Consortium is open to all companies, organizations and individuals."

"The open source movement, as evidenced by Linux and Apache, has proven that it can produce high-quality software at a very quick pace... Through this first step toward an open source model for IntelliCAD, Visio has enabled developers to build on the industry's best AutoCAD-compatible engine, which means that the user benefits from a greatly enhanced price-to-performance ratio."

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