June 28, 2004
Microsoft eases "shared source" restrictions
Anonymous Reader writes "Microsoft is eliminating many restrictions on the use of the "shared source" license for its Windows CE operating system. For the first time, Microsoft will allow any developer, anywhere in the world to include modified Windows CE code within commercial products without having to sublicense the modifications back to Microsoft. The change, which accompanies the impending full release of Windows CE 5.0, will counter competition from Linux and is likely to expand Microsoft's slice of the roughly $1B embedded OS market pie."