SIF software now open-source

Pearson has moved all versions of its SIFWorks® Agent Development Kit (ADK®) to the business-friendly Apache 2.0 free and open source software license. Existing customers can migrate to the new release with no change in their agent development, sales or delivery approach.

The SIFWorks ADK offers K-12 application vendors and districts a professional-grade developer's tool for creating sophisticated, robust SIF agents. The complete binary code for the ADK is available today under the Apache 2.0 license at The source code, including community tools such as wikis, source code control, and a brand new forum, will be made available on a widely used open source software site by mid-summer.