Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 20th Sep 2005 19:40 UTC, submitted by jeanmarc
Zeta "Zeta includes quite a lot of open source software. YellowTAB was able to include software like bash, GCC, VLC, to name just a few, with Zeta and thus profit from the work of many thousands of developers. However, programs do not always work straight away when compiled for Zeta and may require changes to do so. We make the necessary changes and fix bugs to make sure that these programs run smoothly on Zeta. Now it's time to give something back."
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Not all is GPL
by looncraz on Tue 20th Sep 2005 21:31 UTC
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I am one of the better known anti-yellowTAB folks out there. At least to all the old timers :-)

However, I must commend yellowTAB on this, regardless, for the sake of objectivity.

Not all of the source code that was released was required by the licenses. This means that yellowTAB made a purposeful effort to make the community feel better.

This is, by the way, one of the few instances where I have found something that yellowTAB has done that deserves the recognition it received.

In fact, the only other thing I think comes to mind is some article on Zeta Neo's kernel. Having been working on the Haiku kernel attempting compatibility with various peices of my own code, I have some idea of how tough kernel coding can be.

Of course, yellowTAB supposedly has legal access to Be's code, which means they just did some copy and pasting, and some other little tricks (sounds much easier than reality).

--The loon

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RE: Not all is GPL
by mario on Tue 20th Sep 2005 23:39 in reply to "Not all is GPL"
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Well, I for one don't know you as a particularly "anti-yellowTAB" person. I agree that this gesture from yT deserves recognition.

Generally speaking, I think it's great to have a company like yT, with all it's faults and weaknesses, still backing BeOS. The alternative (no yT) would be much worse.

BTW, I am glad you're still around the 'ol BeOS community. Makes me feel good to still be a BeOS user, knowing this small bunch has people like yourself in it.

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