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The security problem with shared-source software

Letting someone watch themselves die and ensuring they're impotent to stop it is a bad strategy....

By December 8, 2007


Microsoft's .Net gets the shared-source treatment

Nearly seven years after Redmond first released its .Net Framework, the company is making the source code for its libraries available to developers.

By October 3, 2007


Google not ready to share Honeycomb source code

The source code for Google's Android 3.0, the tablet version of the OS known as Honeycomb, will only be shared with a specific few hardware partners, the company said.

By March 24, 2011


Microsoft touts shared source at Open Source Convention

At the O'Reilly Open Source Convention in Portland, Ore., ZDNet's David Berlind asks how Microsoft's shared source development model can coexist with open-source development.

November 1, 2007


127 million Oracle shares vote for open source at annual shareholders meeting

Oracle's shareholders rejected a resolution that the company more actively consider open source. But what's surprising is how many voted for it.

By November 10, 2007


QNX shares source code, kinda

QNX Neutrino project will let people see and tinker with the embedded operating system's source code--but not ship products with it.

By September 12, 2007


Microsoft seeks official 'open source' imprimatur

Redmond believes its "shared-source" licenses are worthy of the official open-source label.

By July 30, 2007


Microsoft decides 'open' is better than 'shared': What this says about OSI

Microsoft is submitting its shared-source licenses to the OSI for approval. About time. Here is clear proof that Microsoft understands the open-source community more, in some cases, that so-called open-source companies do.

By July 26, 2007