Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 20th Mar 2006 23:07 UTC, submitted by Tako Lansbergen
BeOS & Derivatives Studio33 has released part II [part I] in its series of articles looking at the current state of Haiku. "In the previous part I talked about the achievements of the Haiku Team since the project was first started, this time I will go deeper into the work that has been done lately and which parts need serious attention in the coming months." Screenshots o'plenty, boys and girls.
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RE[6b]: Re: Kernel, etc
by axeld on Tue 21st Mar 2006 14:21 UTC in reply to "RE[5]: Re: Kernel, etc"
axeld
Member since:
2005-07-07

Sorry, this "gray area of the GPL" just doesn't exist for open source kernels with a compatible license. Even though GPL v3 is a lot more specific about this, there is nothing that would prevent anyone from relicensing the Haiku kernel under the GPL.

IOW even if shipping a kernel with GPL drivers makes the kernel GPL (in case of GPL v2, this is a possible understanding), this wouldn't be a problem; ongoing development would still be put under the MIT license, of course.

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RE[6b]: Re: Kernel, etc
by Vanders on Tue 21st Mar 2006 14:54 in reply to "RE[6b]: Re: Kernel, etc"
Vanders Member since:
2005-07-06

Oh sure, as a developer it's not much of an issue. A distributor would probably want to know for certain what the licence conditions are though.

I'm not saying that is an issue, just that it is possible and not something I would personally wish to deal with.

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RE[6b]: Re: Kernel, etc
by dylansmrjones on Tue 21st Mar 2006 17:55 in reply to "RE[6b]: Re: Kernel, etc"
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2005-10-02

That's correct, but it will be a problem for companies wanting to create a proprietary distribution based on Haiku. And since that is one of the main reasons for using the MIT license accepting GPL'ed code is problematic (and yes, there is GPL'ed code in Haiku. It's not a problem unless you want to create a proprietary solution).

I wonder if the submit button will work in aBrowse? The login button didn't work

(Reading this, Vanders? ;)

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