Linked by brynet on Thu 15th Jul 2010 16:55 UTC
QNX As of April 2010, a silent change was made on Foundry27, users with a myQNX account could no longer checkout/update their copies of the QNX SVN repositories and a vague Wiki page was created "detailing" some licencing clarifications.
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RE: Comment by zizban
by wannabe geek on Fri 16th Jul 2010 14:47 UTC in reply to "Comment by zizban"
wannabe geek
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2006-09-27

QNX was open source only by the definition that you could see the source and check it out but it was so restricted that it wasn't worth the hassle.

As for the community in the foundry, well there one or two active people.

It seemed more like a PR stunt.


Exactly, it was never open source by the most widely known definition, that is, OSI open source. I think that calling "open source" what is more often called "shared source" is just creating confusion. I remember the RiscOS guys did the same.

Actually, it's much preferable for the source to be closed, because with "shared source" there's more risk they can wrongly or falsely accuse someone of copyright infringement, whereas that's not the case when the source is not available.

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