Linked by Eugenia Loli on Tue 26th Mar 2002 20:24 UTC, submitted by Jean-Baptiste Queru
Syllable, AtheOS Bill Hayden did the obvious: He forked AtheOS (which is technically similar to BeOS) and used its app_server and Interface Kit (without the use of X11) and rest of its kits on top of the 2.4.x Linux kernel. While the AtheOS kernel has some very nice features, by being modular, semi-microkernel, with good preemptive/multithreading support etc., it lacks a solid VM and swap support and of course, it lacks a good driver support, things that the Linux kernel provides. Bill Hayden accounced his fork on the AtheOS mailing list and made known that the "Atheos API has been merged with the BeOS API, there is PowerPC support, gcc 3.0.X compatiblity and OpenTracker/Deskbar as the desktop manager".
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by Genaldar on Wed 27th Mar 2002 02:16 UTC

"Atheos is available via the GPL and this allows (and encourages) derivative works."

While thats true the creator of atheos asked that certain parts of the project be left alone, and I think his request should be honored. He prolly shouldn't have used the gpl since he feels that way, but even if he changes liscenses now his work is being used in another project. Of course this is all speculation, he might not even care.