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: shared source
by Marcellus on Wed 1st Nov 2006 22:00 UTC in reply to "shared source"
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BUT with shared source you can use the code given by microsoft and not have to open your product so that your competitors can see your work.

Just like the freedom you get with BSD licensed code. You're not forced to release your changes or additions, and if you're only using a small part of something, you're not forced to open up the whole application.

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