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  • Question

  • Hi,
    We're developing a synchronization solution based on Sync Framework.
    Up until few months ago, the web site stated that Microsoft is providing Sync Framework based on MS-PL license.  Recently the web site has changed and there is no mention of MS-PL anymore. Instead the MSF licensing page indicates that the only license is the End User License Agreement (EULA) for the SDK and the EULA for the run-time redistributable components. Can you please clarify this issue?
    Is MS-PL not provided anymore with Sync Framework?
    What license do ISVs get to integrate Sync Framework into their product?
    MS-PL provided a patent-grant to use any of Microsoft patents in this area. Is there an equivalent license now?
    Monday, June 20, 2011 10:37 PM

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  • Our last public release was the Sync Framework 2.1. The source code for Sync Framework 2.1 will not be released. You can redistribute the Sync Framework 2.1 components by chaining our MSI into your product MSI. Please read our EULA for more details.

    Last year we shipped a CTP that enabled Offline syncing from various devices to a SQL database via a service. This CTP built on top of the 2.1 release. The components that we shipped with this 4.0 CTP will be released later this year with the source code.


    Tuesday, July 19, 2011 11:57 PM