Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 23rd Oct 2008 19:58 UTC, submitted by FreeGamer
BeOS & Derivatives It seems like only yesterday when due to a combination of hubris, bad business decisions, and pressure from Apple and Microsoft, Be, Inc. went under, with its assets - including the BeOS - bought up by Palm, who now store it in a filing cabinet somewhere in the attic of the company's Sunnyvale headquarters. Right after Be went under, the OpenBeOS project was started; an effort to recreate the BeOS as open source under the MIT license. This turned out to be a difficult task, and many doubted the project would ever get anywhere. We're seven years down the road now, and the persistence is paying off: the first Haiku alpha is nearer than ever.
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RE[3]: JOY!!!!!!!!!!!!
by yahya on Sun 26th Oct 2008 18:29 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: JOY!!!!!!!!!!!!"
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It's very simple actually: We hope to gain momentum. If we manage to get at least some capable developers emotionally attached to Haiku, and then those people start coding apps for Haiku, then Haiku will already be a success to most of us, I guess.

I hope you will be right. However, I doubt that the GNU/Linux history can be intentionally repeated on Haiku, mostly because today GNU/Linux is already there and readily available to everyone today, and it does a reasonably good job on the desktop. So the situation is very different today from the mid 90s.

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