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Userland.com: UserLand releases MacBird as Open Source

[ Thanks to Luke
Tymowski
for this link. ]

MacBird: The Open Source graphic user interface builder and
runtime.

“On 1/3/00 we released the source code of this classic Macintosh
application. It’s a draw program with grouping and alignment that’s
used to design and run graphic user interfaces.”

“In the age of the Web it may have new relevance, because it
employs UI techniques and consistency that may have been lost as
“coolness” became the standard, not ease of use and user
performance….”

“It should be easy to port MacBird to Windows, BeOs and Linux.
It wants to be cross-platform, to include the most popular user
platforms in a compatible network of graphic user interfaces that
go beyond what web browsers can do. And of course since it’s open
source it can be baked into the browsers, probably quite
easily.”

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