Decentralized Software Services Protocol (DSSP) placed under Microsoft Open Specification Promise

As part of the Microsoft Robotics Studio (1.5) release, Microsoft has placed the Decentralized Software Services Protocol (DSSP) under its Open Specification Promise. This means that the Microsoft patents for the services-oriented protocol specification may be used by anyone in the world, at no cost, and for any type of development including free software, open source, academic, or commercial, enabling interoperability among a wide variety of devices and applications. The XSD schema for DSSP is also available. Please send comments and questions to the Microsoft Robotics - Decentralized Software Services (DSS) forum.