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Jun 10 2008   2:23PM GMT

Overheard: Microsoft Sandcastle washed away

Margaret Rouse Margaret Rouse Profile: Margaret Rouse

sam_ramji.jpg A number of people have alerted me in the last 24 hours that a Microsoft project called Sandcastle, located on Codeplex, used the Ms-PL and called itself “open source” yet never posted the source code. This is unacceptable and represents a violation of Microsoft’s Open Source policy. I take it extremely seriously. I have directed the project to be unpublished from Codeplex immediately, including removal of the project’s use of the Ms-PL.

Sam Ramji, Sandcastle Removed from Codeplex

Isn’t it ironic that Microsoft picked Sandcastle as the name for their documentaion tool? Now, like a real sandcastle, it’s disappeared in a wave of indignation from the OSI community.

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