Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 23rd Oct 2008 19:58 UTC, submitted by FreeGamer
BeOS & Derivatives It seems like only yesterday when due to a combination of hubris, bad business decisions, and pressure from Apple and Microsoft, Be, Inc. went under, with its assets - including the BeOS - bought up by Palm, who now store it in a filing cabinet somewhere in the attic of the company's Sunnyvale headquarters. Right after Be went under, the OpenBeOS project was started; an effort to recreate the BeOS as open source under the MIT license. This turned out to be a difficult task, and many doubted the project would ever get anywhere. We're seven years down the road now, and the persistence is paying off: the first Haiku alpha is nearer than ever.
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RE[3]: JOY!!!!!!!!!!!!
by wowtip on Mon 27th Oct 2008 23:34 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: JOY!!!!!!!!!!!!"
wowtip
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Actually I suspect there are a number of old and new developers lurking, waiting and hoping for Haiku to become a somewhat stable platform.

I would guess OSX has the greatest number of ex BeOS devs, and I could easily see some of them taking a look at Haiku, if only for nostalgias sake.

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