Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sun 14th Jan 2007 23:31 UTC
RISC OS The shared source licence being drawn up as part of the RISC OS Open project is in the hands of lawyers, it was revealed this week. In a report to be published by Archive magazine, Castle are said to have spent a 'lot of money' on legal bills to make the licence watertight. The company fears loopholes may be found in their complex shared source agreement which could allow royalty free use of the source code for commercial purposes or let people avoid disclosing updates to the RISC OS blueprints.
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RE[3]: Standout feature
by flotsam on Mon 15th Jan 2007 09:19 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Standout feature"
flotsam
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The OS is stored in ROM, so it can't be altered. However, you can soft-load parts of it and viruses can still affect files stored on hard drives and other storage media.

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