Open Source Experiments

Mildred and I retired 21 years ago and have begun to plan how Rep Plus may continue be made available when we are no longer around to support it. We are working with the University of Victoria, BC, to establish a project to support the software and ensure that it continues to function as OS X and Windows evolve.

As part of this endeavour we have recently purchased full title to the Formatted Text Control (FTC) product from the company that used to sell it. We use this in RepDoc for presenting and editing styled textual output from Rep Plus analyses. This purchase will allow us to make Rep Plus open source at some stage without violating any one else's property rights.

FTC is used by a number of other developers and we making it freely available open source to involve others in its support and gain experience on open source projects. We will also make our fixes and enhancements freely available.