Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 24th Nov 2010 23:06 UTC
OpenStep, GNUstep I don't really know what Sony wants with this, but they're using GNUstep, so that's something, I guess. "Sony's Networked Application Platform is a project designed to leverage the open source community to build and evolve the next generation application framework for consumer electronic devices. The developer program gives access to a developer community and resources like SDK, tools, documentation and other developers. The foundation upon which this project is base comes from the GNUstep community, whose origin dates back to the OpenStep standard developed by NeXT Computer Inc (now Apple Computer Inc.). While Apple has continued to update their specification in the form of Cocoa and Mac OS X, the GNUstep branch of the tree has diverged considerably."
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Its Dead, you killed it Thom!!!
by MacMan on Thu 25th Nov 2010 13:21 UTC
MacMan
Member since:
2006-11-19

Went back to look some more at the Snap site, and its been shut down!!!, just an single page with

"SNAP development is currently on hold"

WTF, some CEO found out they were using GNUStep and shut down! I'm not usually a conspiracy theorist, but this is awful strange.

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greygandalf Member since:
2008-04-07

WTF, some CEO found out they were using GNUStep and shut down! I'm not usually a conspiracy theorist, but this is awful strange.

It's a conspiracy indeed ;)

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Soulbender Member since:
2005-08-18

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Edited 2010-11-25 15:41 UTC

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lemur2 Member since:
2007-02-17

Went back to look some more at the Snap site, and its been shut down!!!, just an single page with "SNAP development is currently on hold" WTF, some CEO found out they were using GNUStep and shut down! I'm not usually a conspiracy theorist, but this is awful strange.


Indeed.

Sony adopts, then drops, Cocoa-like GNUStep plans
http://www.appleinsider.com/articles/10/11/27/sony_adopts_then_drop...

As a starting point, Sony took the existing GNUstep libraries, which originated as an implementation of OpenStep, the basis for Apple's Cocoa in Mac OS X and iOS. GNUstep uses the same Objective-C language and implements similar (but not compatibly identical) development frameworks to the Cocoa used by developers to create Mac, iPhone and iPad apps.

However, after contributing a number of touch-based interface enhancements to the open GNUstep codebase, Sony has put its plans on hold without explaining why.

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