Windows Installer XML goes live on SourceForge

Microsoft has released the source code for the Windows Installer XML (WiX) developer tool to SourceForge earlier today under the IBM Common Public License as part of the Shared Source Initiative. This is the first SSI to go “public” on Source Forge rather than a Microsoft site, and the first to use an externally created “Open Source” license.

There’s a discussion on SlashDot ( as to whether “this another ploy from Microsoft to not look like the bad guy, or do you think they are embracing on the Open Source movement”

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