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Shared Source

A licensing agreement from Microsoft for selected customers that allows them to look at certain parts of Microsoft source code. The companies are encouraged to make suggestions, but unlike open source software, in most cases, they are prohibited from making the changes themselves. For more information, visit www.microsoft.com/resources/sharedsource/default.mspx. See open source.
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Frog is an initiative built around Wyplay's software solutions, made available under a shared-source model for a growing community of companies across the entire digital-TV ecosystem which includes chipset vendors, device manufacturers, independent software vendors, software-service providers, and operators.
We believe this will reduce the costs of open- and shared-source software development, encourage software re-use, and reduce time to market by adopting approaches and tools already in use by the open-source community.
If the latter is denied, the license is categorized as a shared-source license.