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    An open source programming library that is a reimplementation of the Tabular Data Stream protocol, used in place of db-lib or ct-lib libraries. FreeTDS allows different open source applications such as Perl and PHP (or your own C or C++ program) to connect to Sybase or Microsoft SQL Server. FreeTDS consists of two projects. The FreeTDS C libraries which supports supports db-lib, ct-lib, and ODBC, and FreeTDS/ JDBC which is a native Java implementation of a Type 4 JDBC driver.