"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
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