Google has agreed to license key developer keys for the development of Modeller, its open source modeller, and Microsoft will work with developers to integrate the key with existing software.
The agreement is subject to certain conditions, including a 30-day notice period for non-commercial use, the release of the keys, and a requirement that developers submit proof of their identity to Microsoft.
The developer key for Modeller is also available on the Google Developer Console.
Modeller is a simple, open-source modeller that uses a simple web framework called Electron to create a set of simple 3D models and animations, as well as support for various user interfaces and third-party plugins.
Modeller was created by a group of Google developers who use it as a tool to build their own projects.
The key developer key will be used for the Modeller project, which will be managed by a new Google subsidiary called Modeller LLC.
The company will work on “creating, maintaining, and enhancing Modeller,” according to Google.
The announcement also includes a statement from Google that Google will continue to “develop Modeller and support Modeller on its own,” as it “has for the last five years.”
The statement says the company has a “long history of working closely with Modeller’s development community to ensure Modeller remains the most open and innovative modeller on the web.”
The Google statement also says that Modeller will be available to anyone with an Internet connection, but that Google is “currently working on a more comprehensive solution for the modeller.”
Modeller has been the subject of multiple lawsuits, including one filed by the Wikimedia Foundation against Google in 2015, and several other lawsuits by various third parties.
Google says it has a long history of collaborating with Modellers and has supported the Modellercourse.org, a “non-profit platform to foster innovation in open source software.”
Modellering is one of several ways that Google has made its open-sourced software more transparent to developers, and its open access licensing gives it the ability to take full control of any software code.
In fact, Google says it now has more than 3,500 open source code repositories, including over 3,000 on GitHub, as part of a broader effort to make the code open and free.