Spread 3.16.0 released -- New Open Source License
It can be downloaded
This is a major release of the Spread toolkit. It is now licensed under
an open-source license similar to the BSD license.
Spread is a toolkit that provides a high performance messaging service
that is resilient to faults across external or internal networks. Spread
functions as a unified message bus for distributed applications, and
provides highly tuned application-level multicast and group communication
support. Spread services range from reliable message passing to fully
ordered messages with delivery guarantees, even in case of computer
failures and network partitions.
Spread is designed to encapsulate the challenging aspects of asynchronous
networks and enable the construction of scalable distributed applications,
allowing application builders to focus on the differentiating components
of their application.
With the new open source license, the Apache Spread logging license and the
Apache-SSL license do not seem necessary, as commercial use under the main
open source license is now allowed. If you have any questions, or for more
details please see http://www.spread.org/license/
Other commercial licenses or other licensing arrangements are available.
Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org. We are looking for partners
interested in using group communications and/or replication to solve
demanding, real-world problems.
The other major new
features include support for configuring multiple interfaces on machines,
a new authentication and access control framework, support for the Flush
and Secure Spread projects, performance improvements to joins and leaves,
the ability to have Spread generate a user name for you, and several
For more information look at the
or the changelog.