LinuxPR: The Open Group announces a Public License for Motif
May 15, 2000, 16:11 (4 Talkback[s])
"The Open Group, a vendor and technology-neutral consortium
dedicated to enterprise integration, announced today that it is
releasing the source code of Motif, using a public license, to the
Open Source community."
"As the graphical user interface toolkit of choice on UNIX
systems, Motif is the most successful technology available today
for heterogeneous platforms," said Allen Brown, President and CEO
of The Open Group. "We want to support the momentum of Open Source
operating systems such as Linux and FreeBSD by developing an Open
Motif licence for use with Open Source operating systems."
"This license will allow the release of the Motif source code,
as a product called Open Motif, for use, reproduction and
distribution on operating systems that are themselves Open Source
programs, such as Linux and FreeBSD, without the payment of
The license can be found at http://www.opengroup.org/openmotif/license.