Windows 7 USB/DVD Download Tool Released Under GPLv2

by Peter Galli on December 09, 2009 12:02pm I am very pleased to announce that Microsoft today released the Open Sourced Windows 7 USB/DVD Download Tool (WUDT) under the GPLv2. As we previously explained, the testing and localization took longer than we expected, but the project is now hosted on CodePlex.com, Microsoft’s Open Source software…

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Another Update on the Windows 7 USB/DVD Tool

by Peter Galli on November 20, 2009 02:42pm As you know, Microsoft recently committed to making the source code as well as binaries for the Windows 7 USB/DVD Tool available this week, under the terms of the General Public License v2 as described here. While we worked extremely hard to try and get the code…

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Update on the Windows 7 USB/DVD Tool

by Peter Galli on November 13, 2009 11:24am As you’ve likely read and as was originally reported here, we’ve been investigating a report that the Windows 7 USB/DVD Download Tool, might contain GPLv2 code.  The WUDT is a free tool that was offered by the Microsoft Store and which enabled customers to create bootable USB…

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Open Source Highlights at Microsoft’s Professional Developers Conference

by hanrahat on November 04, 2008 11:32am At last week’s Professional Developers Conference in Los Angeles, product previews and announcements, particularly of Windows Azure, Windows 7 and Visual Studio Team System 2010, generated a lot of buzz.  Throughout the week, an important undercurrent to that story was Microsoft’s engagement with the open source community and…

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