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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 royalties. The license can be found at http://www.opengroup.org/openmotif/license.

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