[REBOL] Re: Rebol and New Hybrid Software Model
From: fjouen:free at: 15-Sep-2007 14:19
Le 15 sept. 07 à 12:26, François Jouen a écrit :
> An very interesting annoucement:
> Download the "live" QNX kernel source direct from the dev teams
> subversion repository.
> OTTAWA, Sept. 12 /PRNewswire/ -- In a move that revolutionizes
> software development practices by combining the best of the open
> source and commercial software domains, QNX Software Systems today
> announced that it is opening access to the source code of its QNX
> (R) Neutrino(R) realtime operating system (RTOS) under a new hybrid
> software licensing arrangement.
> Effective immediately, QNX will make source code for its award-
> winning, microkernel-based OS available for download. The first
> source release includes the code to the QNX Neutrino microkernel,
> the base C library, and a variety of board support packages (BSPs)
> for popular embedded and computing hardware.
> Not only can developers view the QNX Neutrino source code, but they
> can improve, modify, or extend that code for their own purposes or
> for the QNX community at large. They can then choose to offer back
> those changes to QNX Software Systems and the QNX development
> community or to keep their modifications private and proprietary.
> New Hybrid Software Model
> These changes are part of a new hybrid software model created by
> QNX that supports the customer's goal of profiting from software
> while fueling the passion for developing it.
> Access to QNX source code is free, but commercial deployments of
> QNX Neutrino runtime components still require royalties, and
> commercial developers will continue to pay for QNX Momentics(R)
> development seats. However, noncommercial developers, academic
> faculty members, and qualified partners will be given access to QNX
> development tools and runtime products at no charge.
> Customer and community members will also have the ability to
> participate in the QNX development process, similar to projects in
> the open source world. Through a transparent development process,
> software designers at QNX will publish development plans, post
> builds and bug fixes, and provide moderated support to the
> development process. They will also collaborate with customers and
> the QNX community, using public forums, wikis, and source code
> "With its new transparent development process, source code program,
> and development tool access plan, QNX is the vanguard of change in
> the world of commercial software development and deployment," said
> Dan Dodge, chief executive officer of QNX Software Systems. "Both
> commercial and hobbyist developers will have unprecedented access
> to the 'crown jewels' of our software as the base for creating the
> next great computing innovation."
> New Community Portal
> QNX has also introduced a new community portal website, called
> Foundry27, as the hub for its transparent development initiative.
> At Foundry27, customers and developers can access a wealth of
> resources relating to the QNX Neutrino RTOS and the QNX Momentics
> IDE, as well as to new community projects.
> Upon completing the free registration, users identify which of
> three different software licenses is appropriate to their interests
> and gain immediate access to copies of most QNX software products,
> as well as to source code for many of these components.
> François Jouen
> Laboratoire Développement et Complexité
> Ecole Pratique des Hautes Etudes
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