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Microsoft Open Source Release?

Jan 06, 2000, 21:09 (31 Talkback[s])

[ Thanks to Doug Loss for this link. ]

New Microsoft Zone Integration Server license seems to satisfy all the requirements.

"The Zone integration server is a middleware developed by Microsoft and it's partners that provides the mechanisms and services that allow third party applications to exchange XML data. These services include message routing based on the publish/subscribe and request/response paradigm, security and message persistence to account for communication failures. This software is based on the V0.9.2 SIF specification and has been successfully tested and used in three pilot sites."

"The Zone Integration Server is not a supported Microsoft product and as such has not been put through the usual procedures of a Microsoft product release. It was developed for the purpose of validating the SIF specification and helping vendors implement pilot sites. It is available from this web site in source format and we encourage vendors to download it, productize it, bundle it with their main product offering, and/or offer deployment and support services around it provided they abide by the attached license agreement."

After Scrolling to the bottom of the linked page, click on Download Now. This will bring up the Zone Integration Server EULA. From the EULA:

"1.License Grant. Subject to the restrictions in Section 2 below, your use of the Program is as follows:"

"a.Use and Copy of Source Code. You may copy and distribute the Program source code exactly as you receive it, in any medium, provided that you (i) conspicuously and appropriately publish on each copy an appropriate copyright notice, if applicable, and disclaimer of warranty; (ii) keep intact all the notices that refer to this License and to the absence of any warranty; and (iii) give any other recipients of the Program a copy of this License along with the Program. All recipients must receive the same rights you have. You may not impose any further restrictions on the recipients' exercise of the rights granted herein."

"b.Modification. You may modify the Program or create derivative works and copy and distribute such modifications or derivative works, provided that you also: (i) cause the modified files to carry prominent notices stating that you changed the files and the date of any change so that the recipients know they are not receiving the original Program; (ii) cause any work that you distribute or publish, that in whole or in part contains or is derived from the Program or any part thereof, to be licensed as a whole to all third parties under the terms of this License; and (iii) provide notice to users under the same terms of distribution as set forth in Sections 1(a)(i), 1(a)(ii) and 1(a)(iii) above."

Here is the link to the Zone Integration Server page. To view the EULA click on the "Download Now" button.