"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
"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
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