Monday, June 28, 2004

Microsoft eases up reins on Windows CE coding

Microsoft eases up reins on Windows CE coding "Microsoft Corp. plans to let makers of custom devices modify the underlying code for a specialized version of the Windows operating system and distribute products running on altered versions of the program -- without sharing the results of their work with the Redmond company.
The decision, to be announced today, is highly unusual for a company that is known for carefully protecting what amount to the blueprints for some of its biggest products. Under existing programs, even the company's trusted partners are allowed only to view the Windows source code, but not to make changes for any commercial purposes."
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