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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It's not closed source, it's not open source. It's shared source.

The reason why this can happen, is because it gives more freedom than closed source, but doesn't give you as much freedom as open source. So it ends in the middle, being neither (with this particular MS-license).

But no doubt it'll be useful for those who develop for Windows CE. They couldn't care less about porting it to non-Windows CE platform.

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