As indemnification and licensing is a concern to almost every IT manager I thought it worthwhile to share information on the availability of three new template Shared Source licenses. Taking this approach, all of Microsoft source code releases will be under consistent terms, and should be more easy to use and to understand. The licenses are each 1 page or shorter. They seem to be very straight forward and written in simple terms that we (non-lawyers) should be able to follow. It’s really cool to see that we are taking this step and how they are also reflective of the modern thinking regarding source code licenses within the legal community. You can check out Jason’s Matusow’s blog our shared source lead for more information or go right to our shared source licensing site.