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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RE[2]: This is not Open Source
by dylansmrjones on Wed 1st Nov 2006 17:13 UTC in reply to "RE: This is not Open Source"
dylansmrjones
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2005-10-02

It can easily be Open Source without being GPL. It can even be "Free Software" (a badly chosen name) without being GPL.

It can be Open Source without being OSI-approved. What matters are the principles. And "Shared Source" licenses will typically not give you the right to freely modify sources and distribute the modified sources or binaries based on these.

One has to watch out when looking at "Shared Source"-licenses and "Shared Source"-licensed sources.

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