I found this in a roundabout way through the Beagleboard.org blog. Palm has recently started up an open source license compliance program. They have a team that oversees it and have set up a web site, http://opensource.palm.com, where they are releasing the open source packages they used and the modifications. See, is that so hard? Well it is a significant amount of work to set something like this up, but you are getting a ship load of great software for free, so it’s well worth it and by sharing your modifications really shows you as a good open source citizen.
There’s been so much FUD spread over GPL and LGPL, especially LGPL. Linux wouldn’t exist without these licenses. And Linux-based platforms, like the Palm Pre and Android, wouldn’t be possible without them either. Neither would a fully open Eclipse CDT-based IDE for MinGW Windows, which due to the anti-GPL rules of Eclipse, there isn’t. But, enough griping about that.