Chem4Word is Open Source!
April 23, 2010
At the start of Chem4Word the agreement was that the non Word-specific bits of the project would be released OS, and that the rest of the add-in would be made freely available, but not OS. Even then, though, Microsoft (and especially Microsoft Research) had evidently started a remarkable reorientation with respect to Open Source licenses, and I’m proud that Chem4Word is one of the first fruits of that.
Congratulations to everyone involved in the programming of this great software (especially to Joe), and thanks to Alex Wade, Oscar Naim and Lee Dirks at Microsoft Research for pushing the opening of C4W forward.