Source Rules Among Embedded Developers

“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…”