QNX is claiming that effective today, they will “open” the “source” code to its QNX embedded product.
This is nonsense. What they have done is released “source under glass”. You can download the source code, change it, modify it, but you can’t sell it. That’s not Open Source! Open Source gives you all the freedoms you need to get the Open Source effect. Sure, it’s not a knife-edged phenomenon and you can blur the edges a little bit. But QNX is proposing to break the definition in two, creating two classes of QNX Embedded developers — the non-profit ones, and the for-profit ones. That’s not the way to get the best software out of the process.