Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 1st Nov 2006 14:58 UTC, submitted by anonymous
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless Microsoft will make a surprise announcement at the Nov. 1 launch of Windows CE 6.0, according to the Web's rumor-mill. In what would be its most substantial nod to the open-source movement, Microsoft is rumored to be opening up CE 6.0's entire kernel as 'shared source'. Update: It's official.
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Interesting...
by A.H. on Wed 1st Nov 2006 16:02 UTC
A.H.
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2005-11-11

"...will make Windows CE more attractive as an alternative to Linux in many embedded applications and devices that require substantial customization of the OS"

So, shared source allows 3rd party to actually make changes to the original code, not just look at it? In any case I think the companies that are prepared to get their hands dirty doing substantial customizations will likely chose fully open alternatives.

Maybe MS can share-source Microsoft Bob to run on top of Win CE 6.0 kernel ;) )

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RE: Interesting...
by dylansmrjones on Wed 1st Nov 2006 19:27 in reply to "Interesting..."
dylansmrjones Member since:
2005-10-02

Maybe MS can share-source Microsoft Bob to run on top of Win CE 6.0 kernel ;) )

Ohhh noooooo (imitating Lemmings)..

I don't know whether your statement should be considered funny or offensive - it's sort of both ;)

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