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eWeek: Microsoft Takes Another Step Toward More 'Open' Licensing

Jun 28, 2004, 16:00 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Mary Jo Foley)

[ Thanks to Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols for this link. ]

"As part of its official launch of Windows CE 5.0 on Monday, Microsoft Corp. announced that, for the first time, all CE source code licensees will be allowed to ship so-called 'derivative works' based on the CE 5.0 code.

"Previously, Microsoft allowed only Windows CE Premium source-code licensees to take advantage of the 'derivative works' licensing terms as part of its Shared Source initiative. But under the old licensing terms, Premium licensors were required to share with Microsoft any changes they made to the source..."

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