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Be.com: Be Opens Source Code to Desktop Interface of BeOS 5

Mar 28, 2000, 17:08 (3 Talkback[s])

[ Thanks to David Walser for this link. ]

"Developers Now Have Free Access to User Interface Code for Leading Multimedia Operating System."

"In association with the availability of the latest release of its flagship product, BeOS 5, Be Incorporated today announced that it will offer free access to its source code. The advanced BeOS user interface known as Tracker (the desktop) and Deskbar (the taskbar) form the user's experience with the operating system. Be is placing source code for these applications on the Internet for programmers who want to increase the integration between their applications and the award-winning architecture of the multimedia-rich Be system."

"The licensing agreement is based on the updated freeBSD guidelines, to make it easy for developers to ship their own proprietary products with the time-to-market advantage of our code."

Press release.