Scott Hanselman

Hanselminutes Podcast 195 - Open Source, Microsoft and The WiX Project with Rob Mensching

February 04, 2010 Comment on this post [1] Posted in Deployment | Open Source | Podcast
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WiX Project Logo My one-hundred-and-ninety-fifth podcast is up. The WiX Project was the first big Open Source project out of Microsoft over 10 years ago! Scott talks to project lead Rob Mensching about how the WiX Installer project got started. How much trouble did he have with Microsoft bosses and Legal? What's next for WiX?

Warning, Rob talks fast, so you want want to slow this one down a smidge. ;)

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Enjoy. Who knows what'll happen in the next show?

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Scott Hanselman is a former professor, former Chief Architect in finance, now speaker, consultant, father, diabetic, and Microsoft employee. He is a failed stand-up comic, a cornrower, and a book author.

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February 04, 2010 19:44
Loved this podcast! I've been a fan and user of WiX for a while, so it was great to hear some background behind it and to hear it is still moving forward.

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