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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Just for clarification, the Windows Embedded CE Kernel and all the 3.9M lines of code that ship "In the Box" with Windows Embedded CE can not only be looked at, but can also be modified and redistributed for commercial or non-commercial purposes. In addition, if someone modifies the code, he can chose to keep those modifications for himself or he can share them with other developers.

You can find out more information about the Shared Source programs for Windows Embedded CE on the following links:

Nic Sagez
Product Manager, Windows Embedded, Microsoft

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