Microsoft Windows 7 Tool Gets GPL-Friendly
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Microsoft raised eyebrows last month when it released a Windows 7 download tool that included improperly licensed open source code. But now, the software giant is making amends. CodeGuru has the story.
After first pulling a Windows 7 download tool that inadvertently contained improperly licensed open-source code from its online store a few weeks ago, Microsoft said Thursday it has fixed the problem.
The so-called Windows 7 USB/DVD Download Tool (WUDT) is back online and is now duly licensed under conditions required by the open source license.
As before, WUDT is now available for free download from Microsoft's online store. Additionally, the project itself -- source code and binaries -- is now hosted on CodePlex.com, Microsoft's open source software project hosting repository, Galli's post said.