Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 29th Sep 2006 20:43 UTC, submitted by Steve Revill
RISC OS "Castle Technology and RISC OS Open Ltd are pleased to announce plans for the opening-up of RISC OS source code. This step is a further major landmark in the development of the highly respected software platform. A primary objective is to bring RISC OS software to a wider community and to encourage growth in both the RISC OS user base and the developer community. This will be augmented by more rapid development of the software base and removal of critical barriers to use, normally associated with proprietary platforms."
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Reactions from developers
by diodesign on Sat 30th Sep 2006 17:41 UTC
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I've asked around the leading RISC OS application programmers to see if they're tempted by the source code release. Most are willing to develop the OS, but are waiting to see the finalised formal license first. More from:

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RE: Reactions from developers
by Ronald Vos on Sun 1st Oct 2006 01:42 in reply to "Reactions from developers"
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Ah thanks, I was looking for that link. Some vital info there:

a phased release of RISC OS is promised to take place over the next few months - starting with applications including Paint, Edit, Draw, Configure, Unicode, the web browser Browse, and the printer manager. The Shared C Library and RISC OS build scripts will also be released, according to CTL and ROS Open.

There's also more info in the FAQ about what will be opened.

Edited 2006-10-01 01:43

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