Linked by Eugenia Loli on Fri 10th Oct 2003 03:55 UTC, submitted by Kermit Woodall
Morphos This page is dedicated to providing information on running Linux on the Pegasos. ISO images included. We would love to see a better Yellow Dog Linux support and also Darwin on Pegasos.
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Opensource community cares only about Linux? LMFAO!
by dpi on Sat 11th Oct 2003 06:11 UTC

"But who cares about the "open source community"? The open source community today pretty much only cares about Linux. Linux, linux, linux... The ex-Amiga people though won't mind the restriction in the license. These ex-Amiga people are your MorphOS developers, not the "open source community". "

Wrong. So wrong. First of all what's 'THE opensource community'? I think there are multiple communities, there's not one 'closedsource community' either. Not everybody involved with opensource shares the same interest. That alone makes your statement bull.

Onwards, Linux is only a kernel. 'THE opensource community' you're talking about doesn't adore only Linux, nor Linux only. Like i said, people have different interests. There are people who use FreeBSD and MS Windows, there are people who only use OpenBSD, there are people who prefer GNU/Hurd, there are people who hack NetBSD on different archs and also own an Amiga, and finally lots of other possibilities, i'm sure i'm forgetting a ton of OSes, let alone forgetting individual projects. Another funny thing is, Linus said he wants fair competition. Oh well, FWIW, that ideal drives directly against "Linux, Linux, Linux".

My third problem with your opinion is that you state ex-Amiga people ''don't care about the license''. Perhaps some wouldn't. I think everybody in this world should care about a license, and foresee what consequences it has. Think before you do. Back when Amiga was popular, there were no open source alternatives for desktop users. Hell, PC's and home-end users weren't even popular. Times changed. License attitudes changed. So this comparison is incorrect.

Your opinion is full of stereotypes and fallacies.

Thanks to opensource software, closedsource software has to become a lot better to be able to compete with opensource software, because good opensource has 2 big advantages: free as in speech and free as in beer. MorphOS is *NEITHER*. The same power which is centralized with companies such as Microsoft is what these centralized cells want: money. If not, then you should do the gift economy thing (which opensource imo is about, too).