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[bluetooth-dev] Digianswer API Source Code Will Be Free
This was announced at the latest BT DevCon.
Digianswer Releases API / Will Place Entire Bluetooth
Software Suite Into Open Source
Source Code Will Be Free
SAN JOSE, Ca. - Dec. 4, 2000 - Digianswer A/S announced today their new
software strategy to strengthen Bluetooth development efforts on personal
computers. This new strategy will give application developers immediate
open and free access to Digianswer's protocol stack via their Application
Programming Interface (API). In addition to this open interface, Digianswer
plans to place their entire Bluetooth Software Suite into Open Source by
Digianswer will continue to license their Bluetooth Software Suite (BTSWS)
to PC manufacturers, Bluetooth solutions developers and other customers,
independent of hardware. Licensed customers will receive access to source
code, software updates and support during the period prior to the Open
Source offering. The open API documentation is currently available for
developers from the Digianswer website: btsws.digianswer.com.
"This new initiative will allow the developer community to work with an API
that is already deployed and have the knowledge that it will be around for a
long time" said Ole Jensen, Founder and Managing Director of Digianswer.
"The developers can begin to formulate plans for future offerings through
use of the Open Source software."
The Digianswer software stack is currently bundled with the Digianswer
PCMCIA card OEMed by Dell, IBM, NEC and Toshiba. The software operates on
Windows 95, 98, ME, NT4.0 and 2000. Support for Windows CE is under
development with an early version having been demonstrated at Comdex Fall
In addition to being one of the most advanced implementers of Bluetooth
technology and offering a comprehensive range of Bluetooth hardware and
software products, Digianswer A/S is the leading developer of Digital Signal
Processing based accessories for the use with cellular phones. Digianswer
is based in Nibe, Denmark and is a subsidiary of Motorola, Inc.
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About Open Source
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independent peer review and rapid evolution of source code. To be OSI
certified, the software must be distributed under a license that guarantees
the right to read, redistribute, modify, and use the software freely.
For more information, visit the web site, http://www.opensource.org.
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