The Windows Installer Xml (WiX) toolset (pronounced “wicks toolset”) appears to have finished propagating around the SourceForge.net CVS servers, so I can finally start writing this blog entry.  As promised in my blog here, here, here, here, and here the WiX toolset and all of its source code has been released so that you can build Windows Installer databases (MSI and MSM files) the same way most groups inside Microsoft do.  However, a funny thing happened on the way to the forum.  WiX became the first project from Microsoft to be released under an OSS approved license, namely the Common Public License.

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