Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 28th Apr 2010 20:37 UTC
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless Well, if we had one of those obnoxious "BREAKING!"-tags on OSNews, this would definitely fit the bill. While we were busy discussing whether HTC or Lenovo would snap up Palm, another major worldwide computer company picked up the Sunnyvale-based mobile outfit: Hewlett-Packard has bought Palm. Updates from the conference call inside.
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RE: Palm - BeOS?
by Thom_Holwerda on Wed 28th Apr 2010 20:45 UTC in reply to "Palm - BeOS?"
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Slightly off topic question. Does Palm still own BeOS? I've been pondering this one since Palm was up for sale.

Access owns BeOS, not Palm.

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RE[2]: Palm - BeOS?
by cb88 on Wed 28th Apr 2010 22:42 in reply to "RE: Palm - BeOS?"
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It sure would be nice if Access would open up BeOS sure the code is old and haiku has already surpassed it but that is the point unless it has been maintained its pretty useless at this point except for improving Haiku by actually having the original implementations instead of just header files to go by...

Some of the kernel stuff such as ISA detection and drivers as well as optimized codecs would still be of some use

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RE[3]: Palm - BeOS?
by anevilyak on Thu 29th Apr 2010 19:44 in reply to "RE[2]: Palm - BeOS?"
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The problem is, BeOS had quite a few pieces of code licensed from third parties in it. If Access had any desire to open the code, they'd first have to do a detailed audit to find and rip out any such pieces. Since that also covers things like the codecs that came with BeOS (the only one of which was actually any good being Indeo, which is for all practical intents and purposes dead), it's by and large not useful and not worth the effort. Haiku in particular would see pretty much no real benefit from it at this point in the game, half a decade ago might have been another story.

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