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internetnews.com: Microsoft's WTL Off to Open Source

May 13, 2004, 02:00 (25 Talkback[s])
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"For the second time in as many months, Microsoft has published source code for one of its projects on SourceForge, the world's largest open-source software development repository.

"The software giant announced plans to release the Windows Template Library (WTL) project on SourceForge under an externally created open-source license. The idea is to encourage a larger pool of developers to tinker with the code and improve the bug-finding process.

"The WTL is a lightweight windowing C++ template library that allows the creation of simple Windows GUI interfaces on Windows applications. According to Jason Matusow, manager of the Microsoft's Shared Source Initiative, the library was posted to the MSDN network for several years and has been downloaded more than 90,000 times..."

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