Friday, December 1st, 2006
TIBCO General Interface 3.2 was released earlier this month under the rather liberal BSD open source license.
The intent behind that release was to enable developers to use and deploy the product at no cost under the terms of the BSD license.
TIBCO also states on the GI download page that implementing a full open source eco-system will occur in phases.
- Phase 1: Source code is provided with the download for use as a reference. The product and its source are free to use under a BSD license; Full support, warranty, and more is offered under separate TIBCO agreements.
- Phase 2: Source compilation, compression and obfuscation tools will be provided so that you can generate optimized runtime code for multiple platforms from your modifications to the source.
- Phase 3: Community contributions under separate contributor agreements for those that want to contribute their good stuff.
With over 100 Ajax components, itâ€™s pretty amazing all the features the GI team can get into such a small footprint. Taking a peek through the source reveals some of the ways the GI team whose been in the Ajax business for 5 years now, has architected the product to do so much with so little.
Posted by Dion Almaer at 8:45 am