Slashdot has just posted a pointer to the Shared Source release of the Windows Installer XML (WiX) Toolset, now available on SourceForge. The code was released under IBM’s Common Public License (CPL). This is the first Microsoft source to be released under an OSS approved open source license.
Yep. Catch your breath. Microsoft code on SourceForge. The sound of a locked trunk opening?
Details on Rob Mensching’s blog, including both technical details of what WiX does and a description of its path to open source.