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]: Too late, too little:
by CowMan on Thu 2nd Nov 2006 02:50 UTC in reply to "RE: Too late, too little:"
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Given that GUI's are, well, primarily graphical in nature, it matters little whether you have the source or not; it's basically artwork and modes of interaction ("feel"). Easily ripped-off, I would think?

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