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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by dpi on Sat 11th Oct 2003 06:20 UTC

"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."

This is where closedsource software tries to protect theirselves against competition. Patents, DMCA, lawsuits, FUD, and all kind of other stuff.

Compare RealPLayer and their HelixCommunity, which they call 'opensource', with Xiph/Ogg Vorbis. Theora isn't ready yet so don't mind that as for now.

Player/server: GNU GPL vs. centralized opensource license.
Codec (!): BSD license patent-free vs. closed source & patented

The difference is clear, the power is clear, the centralization is clear. Like a charm. Who supports innovation? Who gets money and power?

Personally, if MorphOS would ever become opensource, i'd buy PPC hardware in the future. At least one fast box from my spare money, possibly more, and if i liked it i'd recommend it.