Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 17th Aug 2009 09:34 UTC, submitted by moochris
BeOS & Derivatives I had been following the mailing list for the Haiku project the past week with growing interest. The topic of discussion? Why, the alpha release, of course! What needs to be done, who needs to prepare what, and most importantly, what schedule are they going to settle on? Well, after numerous insightful back-and-forths, the community has settled on a schedule.
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RE[2]: No GPL?
by umccullough on Tue 18th Aug 2009 01:36 UTC in reply to "RE: No GPL?"
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No, what it means is that components which *are* linked with GPL'ed code won't be include in the alpha. It's optional components, like some media codecs (AC3 decoder) and foreign file systems (reiserfs and ntfs).

The last one, ntfs, may be the one that people will miss a bit eventually.


Actually, I already miss the AC3 ;)

I had an interesting discussion with someone representing the FSF, and it seems Haiku may be a bit on the paranoid side here.

We could always contact the GPL authors of the bits involved and ask them what they feel we should/shouldn't do ;)

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