Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 28th Apr 2010 20:37 UTC
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless Well, if we had one of those obnoxious "BREAKING!"-tags on OSNews, this would definitely fit the bill. While we were busy discussing whether HTC or Lenovo would snap up Palm, another major worldwide computer company picked up the Sunnyvale-based mobile outfit: Hewlett-Packard has bought Palm. Updates from the conference call inside.
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RE[3]: Palm - BeOS?
by anevilyak on Thu 29th Apr 2010 19:44 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Palm - BeOS?"
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The problem is, BeOS had quite a few pieces of code licensed from third parties in it. If Access had any desire to open the code, they'd first have to do a detailed audit to find and rip out any such pieces. Since that also covers things like the codecs that came with BeOS (the only one of which was actually any good being Indeo, which is for all practical intents and purposes dead), it's by and large not useful and not worth the effort. Haiku in particular would see pretty much no real benefit from it at this point in the game, half a decade ago might have been another story.

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