Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 17th Apr 2007 22:12 UTC
BeOS & Derivatives Even more Haiku news today. Oliver Ruiz Dorantes, who will be monitoring GSoC student Salvatore Benedetto coming summer, has started work on what will become an office suite for Haiku. His blog already shows the first screenshots of the project. He is seeking for help on the project, so if you have the experience, feel free t help him out. Also, a new batch of icons has been added to Haiku.
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2007-04-03

Gobe should either recompile and maintain or donate the source code of the BeOS Verison of the Productive Suite to the Haiku organization.

Freeing the source is is probably the best if not the only way to salvage the code and put it to good use and maintain it. The project could be managed under Haiku or a separate non-profit organization.

This would be a huge boost to Haiku.

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lucky13 Member since:
2007-04-01

Gobe should either recompile and maintain or donate the source code of the BeOS Verison of the Productive Suite to the Haiku organization.

Why should they do any of that? All of that, including "donating" source code (it's not as easy as you think -- it requires engineers and lawyers to go through the code line by line with a fine-tooth comb), would cost them money they'll never recover. You want the code, offer to buy it from them. Better start selling brownies or something.

Freeing the source is is probably the best if not the only way to salvage the code and put it to good use and maintain it. The project could be managed under Haiku or a separate non-profit organization.

Why does Gobe care if their BeOS-related code is salvaged, put to use, etc.? BeOS is dead. They still sell Productive for Windows online. How in the world do you propose they protect their Windows-related code -- from which they derive revenue -- while giving away their BeOS-related code?

This would be a huge boost to Haiku.

What's in it for Gobe? Do they even give a rat's [bleep] about Haiku?

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