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[2]: JOY!!!!!!!!!!!!
by ari-free on Sun 26th Oct 2008 23:57 UTC in reply to "RE: JOY!!!!!!!!!!!!"
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well haiku isn't Beos so when you say "developers stopped supporting" you're talking about an OS that didn't even begin to go after developers!
Haiku took 7 years to get to this point. Not surprising since there's no company behind it. People get on board thinking it would take 3 years and once it reaches 4 years and still not much to play with, they give up hope and as a result it takes 7 years. ok, that's how it works with a volunteer project.

But now that Haiku almost alpha, people all of a sudden are now very interested. So don't look at the past for guidance.

After all these years there is still a company that makes money from BeOS
Real professional stuff. Hopefully it will be showcased as one of the major things Haiku can do. Haiku shouldn't be just about linux ports and other small apps.

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