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Telerik Open Sources Kendo UI


Telerik has open sourced a package of free and open UI tools and JavaScript framework features to be known as Kendo UI Core. The package will be released under the permissive Apache 2.0 license and include Telerik Kendo UI Mobile.

The company's Todd Anglin says that Telerik has always been a company for developers, by developers, and that the Kendo UI Core open source offering includes: 38 UI widgets, including all of Kendo UI Mobile, and all of the core framework features, such as templates, data binding, and input validation; access to of tests and best practices; tight integrations with Bootstrap and UI widgets ready for use with popular libraries like AngularJS; and public availability via a GitHub repository and Telerik.com .

"Kendo UI Core offers the community a license compatible with a broader variety of project types. Contributions to the evolution of the technology are encouraged, as is its use in commercial and non-commercial projects. Telerik plans to ship Kendo UI Core as part of other product packages like Kendo UI Professional, Telerik UI for ASP.NET MVC, and more. Telerik also plans to remain active in the development and advancement Kendo UI Core via new widgets, fixes, and feature enhancements," said Anglin.

Some Kendo UI widgets, such as the data grid and data visualization tools, will remain exclusively available via commercial Kendo UI distributions.


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