By Mike Deliman
Microsoft has released WinCE 6.0 – this time as a "shared source"
release, with various enhancements. Some of the big claims-to-fame:
It’s the "first commercial hard real-time OS released as a
I’m not sure exactly what this means. Perhaps they’re using their
source licensing model – "shared sourcing" – as a qualifier? Since
it’s the only RTOS made by Microsoft with sources shared through their
license, that makes the "shared" part true. From that perspective,
there are licensing options for source code from most proprietary OS
companies, you just can’t post it all to the web for anyone to download.