The new QNX model blends open source practices with commercial incentives for embedded systems; opens their development process to customers and community alike; and stimulates market opportunities and design innovation.
While this model isn't entirely open source, QNX learned the benefits of open source from its involvement with Eclipse. QNX now wants to offer those open source benefits to its customers and business partners.
Much of my law and counseling practice involves assisting commercial companies to adopt open source in their software and their development practices--without necessarily giving away the crown jewels to their commercial competitors for free. This involves a strategy for giving to the commons and a strategy for reasonable withholding. The goal is develop a licensing plan for software that reflects and respects the ethics of the open source community, while honoring the responsibilities to customers, employees and shareholders to maintain a profitable commercial venture.
Read more at the link above or at the main QNX website.