The Open Group has announced the release of COMsource 1.1, an open-systems, Unix-based implementation of Microsoft Corp.'s Component Object Model (COM) middleware product for Windows. With the product, developers can create COM-enabled applications on Unix or port their existing Windows-based COM applications to Unix. The 1.1 version now includes support for Windows 2000, as well as Windows NT 4.0 service packs 4, 5 and 6. Customers can also purchase a support and maintenance service contract for assistance in using the product. Pricing begins at US$7,000. For more information, visit www.opengroup.org or call 650 323-7992.