licensing battleground hots up for embedded development

Jack Ganssle at reports on the change of strategies of microsof and Windriver with regards to embedded licensing.
With Microsofs and Windrivers change if heart to GPL it now means that developers may now use and modify some 2.5 million lines of CE without releasing their revised code back to Microsoft
Also windriver are now embracing linux with the release of an IDE that supports Linux and VxWorks. Their licensing model for VxWorks has also changed so that it no longer requires royalties. – A shifting landscape

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