Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sat 20th Jan 2007 18:38 UTC, submitted by fylfot
RISC OS Castle and RISC OS Open discuss there plans for the gradual unveiling of an open source RISC OS over the next twelve months. They explain their reasoning behind some of the source code restrictions in their licence. "Castle's Jack Lillingston opened the presentation with a brief run through of his company's products before outlining the shared source initiative - which is designed to get the source code to RISC OS 5 out into the open for free, and encourage third party developers to improve it. Steve then took over to explain more about how the project will be organised, and how they need donations to keep going."
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RE: Too restrictive
by Kroc on Sat 20th Jan 2007 22:27 UTC in reply to "Too restrictive"
Kroc
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But at the same time you are applying the principles of one eco-system (Linux/GNU) to another, and that doesn't fit. RISC OS users are already using a closed system. Just because the code is going to be partially opened, doesn't suddenly mean that they are going to throw their arms up in the air about openess. RISC OS Users enjoy their system, open or not. The license might be restrictive, but it's nothing outside what the community mostly want anyway. I dislike greatly the use of "if it's not GPL it's not good enough".

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