Re: Windows CE now 100% shared source

From: Karl Auerbach <karl_at_cavebear_dot_com>
Date: Fri Nov 03 2006 - 21:37:36 CST

charlie strauss wrote:

> Microsoft is making 100 percent of the source code of the Windows CE
> kernel available as part of the Windows Embedded CE 6.0 operating system
> package, to everyone who gets the OS package.

I have not seen the exact terms of the license but from the article it
appears that this ability to view the code is limited to those who have paid
the Microsoft fee to become Win CE developers.

That's still a pretty big, expensive, and restrictive hurdle to overcome
when "the public" want to inspect and test the system.

And does the license come with ties-that-bind, i.e. restrictions that might
prevent, or at least create difficulties for, an open-source, or inspectable
source developer from working on non-Windows CE operating systems?


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