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[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. > > > GetTheOSSource > > 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 > repositories. > > "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 > 41, rue Gay-Lussac F-75005 Paris > Tél.: 33 (0)1 44 10 78 83 > Fax: 33 (0)1 43 26 88 16 > e-mail: > e-mail: > web: > > <François Jouen.vcf> >
François Jouen Laboratoire Développement et Complexité Ecole Pratique des Hautes Etudes 41, rue Gay-Lussac F-75005 Paris Tél.: 33 (0)1 44 10 78 83 Fax: 33 (0)1 43 26 88 16 e-mail: e-mail: email: