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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Re:Um, right...
by Kevin on Wed 27th Mar 2002 18:30 UTC

Kevin, trademarks do not cover everything, only the goods and/or services for which the trademark has been succesfully registered.[i]

Yeah, that's why I said I didn't know what the trademark applied to.

[i]Please let us know those goods and/or services if related to an Operating System.

I'll do that, I'm checking the USPTO database right now.

You obviously don't have the slightest idea about trademarks, but again, if you remember that american one, please be so kind to report it to or to the Openbeos team.

You obviously misinterpreted my message. I said OBOS is a trademarked name in the US... not sure what the trademark applies to though.

Meaning, the name is trademarked but I'm not sure if it will be a problem or not.