I don't see this is an attack on FOSS. I see this as Microsoft's only option if they don't want Windows 9 through 13 still having two completely different DEs bolted together.
Last edited by randomizer; 05-25-2012 at 10:58 PM.
As for Microsoft, they will... continue to be Microsoft. And while they continue to use licences like this, I'll continue to be wary of even their free offerings:
3. That Microsoft is granted back, without any restrictions or limitations, a non-exclusive, perpetual, irrevocable, royalty-free, assignable and sub-licensable license, to reproduce, publicly perform or display, install, use, modify, post, distribute, make and have made, sell and transfer your modifications to and/or derivative works of the Software source code or data, for any purpose.
Nokia's involvement should not be a surprise, especially not to phoronix.
They have been working on meltemi as a replacement for symbian in the mid range ever since the switch to wp7 from meego at the high end.
Diablo, fremantle, (meego) harmattan, and meltemi all being "wind" based internal codenames for Nokia Linux platforms.
Nokia selling off the commercial arm of qt should be no surprise either, it was only a core business activity when it paid for development in an independent trolltech, and Nokia immediately lgpl'ed qt on buying trolltech and what do they care about managing a few million in commercial licenses?
Last edited by Jedibeeftrix; 05-26-2012 at 04:11 AM.
No, it doesn't. It depends on it's own bastardized lib versions, not Windows system libs because you can't link gpl3 code to incompatibly licensed libraries without violating copyright.(It actually depends on several Windows system libraries.)
Try it yourself, link hello world with msvcrt.lib instead of libmsvcrt.a