Big Big News-
From the Micropsoft Page Annoucing:
The Windows CEPD licensing program provides instant and easy source access by using Code Center Premium, an online resource that enables licensees to reference source code securely from any location. The service enables users to browse, search, and download code through a smart card-based Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) connection.
Types and amount of Code Available
- Delivers source code for Windows CE 3.0, Windows CE .NET 4.0 and Windows CE 5.0.
- Provides access to future Windows CE versions as they are released.
- Provides all Windows CE operating-system source files, except for certain files that are licensed to Microsoft by third-party companies.
Use and Restrictions
The program authorizes licensees to:
- Create derivative works of the source code to improve, optimize, and debug Windows CE, although derivative works cannot be redistributed.
- Use the licensed source code as a reference to develop enhancements to Windows CE.
- Provide feedback to Microsoft on how to improve the Windows CE code base and development tools.
What does this mean?
Why work on GPL code that can never work for YOU. If you think you can extend and improve Windows CE, then by all means do so and you can sell your improvement as part of the device you target!
Linux is as Free as ‘ Free Time’
Software does not pour into your computer like spilled coffee. You either get trained or pay someone who has been trained to load and maintain it.
Posted by Cliff on Friday August 15, @07:50PM
from the price-hikes-for-penguins dept.
An Anonymous Coward asks: “I work at a company with a large number of Linux servers in the data center. We’re currently evaluating what distribution we want to use moving forward. Upgrading to Red Hat Enterprise from 7.2 would cost ~$350k just for the systems we already have deployed. Due to the change in Red Hat’s release policy, we either have to move to Enterprise, or change distributions. Also, we don’t have Oracle on any of these systems, but we will need it in the future. This leaves us with rather limited options. I’m interested hearing what other Slashdot readers are running, and planning?”
Ruben I Safir – Brooklyn Linux Solutions CEO email@example.com
Sat, 10 Feb 2001 21:42:37 -0500
Does anyone know that Lucent Technologies has violated the GPL by using
GCC as part of the LUXWORKS compiler for WINDOWS to program
a 16k DSP series of chips… and in addition – they then sold it toooo
lots of companies working with the chips.
This is a serious violation of the GPL
Brooklyn Linux Solutions
The whole link here