Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 12th Sep 2007 11:51 UTC
Original OSNews Interviews QNX has announced that they are going to open up the source code to their QNX microkernel operating system. The press release reads: "Effective immediately, QNX will make source code for its award-winning, microkernel-based OS available for free download. The first source release includes the code to the QNX Neutrino microkernel, the base C library, and a variety of board support packages for popular embedded and computing hardware." Read on for more information, as well as an interview with Dan Dodge, CEO of QNX.
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RE[2]: Big nothing
by obi_oni on Wed 12th Sep 2007 15:43 UTC in reply to "RE: Big nothing"
obi_oni
Member since:
2006-02-15

Fine - but this isn't even under an OSI approved license, is it?

So I wouldn't call it "Open Source". Open Source implies more than just "I can view the code".

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RE[3]: Big nothing
by Tyr. on Wed 12th Sep 2007 15:58 in reply to "RE[2]: Big nothing"
Tyr. Member since:
2005-07-06

Fine - but this isn't even under an OSI approved license, is it? So I wouldn't call it "Open Source". Open Source implies more than just "I can view the code".


No, it's not and probably couldn't be approved by OSI, because you cannot freely redistribute the product (you need to buy a license.)
I guess it depends on what your definition of "open" is. ([CLINTON MODE OFF])

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