“Access to source code is the ‘primary motivating factor’ in
Linux adoption among embedded systems developers, suggests Evans
Data Corp. The research firm found that two-thirds of developers
surveyed deem source access ‘very’ or ‘extremely’ important, while
only five percent thought it ‘not’ important.
“Some RTOS (real-time operating system) vendors offer source
code access, but typically only under NDA (non-disclosure
agreement), and at added licensing cost…”