"Following widespread skepticism of Microsoft's motives for
developing its trusted computing platform, the software giant this
week moved to reassure the software community that Palladium will
not be limited to Microsoft's platforms.
"Although Microsoft has said it will publish the source code for
Palladium, free software and open-source advocates are concerned
that license terms will prevent non-proprietary software from using
the application programming interfaces.
"Speaking to ZDNet UK, Microsoft Palladium group product manager
Mario Juarez said it is still too soon to say what license will be
used for Palladium interfaces, but indicated that it would not
necessarily be as restrictive as past examples. 'We do realize that
we are an important company and that we have a responsibility to
the industry. The goal is for as many people as possible to be able
to take advantage of what we are talking about here. We are not
trying to drive this as a Microsoft-only initiative...'"
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