Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 15th Aug 2006 14:29 UTC, submitted by flypig
RISC OS The developers of RISC OS 5 are prepared to open source 'elements' of the operating system, acccording to a report in Archive magazine today. Castle boss Jack Lillingston reportedly told Archive editor Paul Beverley on-the-record that the company is "very seriously considering making RISC OS open source".
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RE: I'd like to see this
by Minty Fresh on Tue 15th Aug 2006 16:24 UTC in reply to "I'd like to see this"
Minty Fresh
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2005-07-06

I'm of the belief that open-sourcing ANYTHING is signficant, because it promotes the notion that open source is the ultimate destiny of almost ALL useful software.

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RE[2]: I'd like to see this
by twenex on Tue 15th Aug 2006 17:23 in reply to "RE: I'd like to see this"
twenex Member since:
2006-04-21

Significant for open-source generally, yes. However, as the article points out, just because something is open source, doesn't mean it's an immediate and guaranteed winner. It's just not guaranteed to die with the company that made it.

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RE[2]: I'd like to see this
by AlexandreAM on Tue 15th Aug 2006 21:43 in reply to "RE: I'd like to see this"
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2006-02-06

> open source is the ultimate destiny of almost ALL useful software.

Gee!! While I am an open source enthusiast and developer myself, I wouldn't wanna live in a world like that

One Paradigm to Rule Them All... it sounds too MicroSoftish to me.

I, like many other open source enthusiasts, like choice. And I like the choice of having my software being developed either in a proprietary or free license.

Every situation is unique guys.

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