August 28, 2002
SciTech to Open Source proprietary device driver architecture
"Chico, Calif., August 27, 2002 -- SciTech Software, Inc. today announced the intention to release the bulk of its proprietary device driver development tools under a new dual license structure. SciTech has selected the GNU General Public License (GPL) license to handle the needs of Open Source developers along with a commercial software license for those seeking to offer non-GPL solutions. By providing an Open Source license to its powerful development tools SciTech is seeking to gain wider acceptance of its unique SciTech SNAP device driver architecture. To date companies such as IBM, and ATI have benefited from the binary compatibility that the SciTech SNAP architecture provides. With this latest announcement embedded and industrial developers will have the ability to utilize the same architecture to further their own efforts."