Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sat 15th Oct 2005 15:56 UTC
RISC OS The debate over whether or not RISC OS should be open sourced took another turn this week when Peter Naulls argued that "certain parts" of the OS could be released under an open source licence. The State-side coder behind various ports including Firefox said this would ideally include "crucial parts that affect all users, even if they don't realise it, parts that can be created from scratch and made much better than the Acorn original, and parts which can managed by specific developers who already understand them well."
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RE[2]: Open Sez Me.
by on Mon 17th Oct 2005 00:04 UTC in reply to "RE: Open Sez Me."

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"No, but opensourcing your product instead of letting it die and go to the silicon heaven, when your company goes bankcrupt, is a nice gesture."

Well the thing is, unlike a person. When a company dies, it's assets can live on, by being bought by others (blender), or a company (activision).

"If you can't make money out of it, chances are no-one else can, but your existing customers/users won't be left in a void."

Not necessarily. The retro-game market proves that there can be life all over again for software.

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