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QNX Does Split Between Open Source and Commercial

Sep 13, 2007, 11:30 (2 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Christoph Hammerschmidt)

"With a new licensing model, software maker QNX tries a balancing act between the open source and commercial world. The company says it does not intend to change its business model--it just reacts to a changing reality.

"The company opens the access to its Neutrino RTOS and establishes a new hybrid licensing model. 'Basically, as long as someone uses our software for training and education purposes, or to try things out, he can get it for free. Even hobbyists can use it freely. For commercial use however, users still have to pay license fees,' explained QNX Vice President Marketing, Dave Curley..."

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