Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 16th Nov 2005 18:35 UTC, submitted by Frank Suhn
Zeta "An operating system without an office suite is limited in its mass market appeal, making this a fairly serious issue. When yellowTAB decided to update ZETA's compiler, much thought was given to this problem in particular, and finally an answer made itself clear."
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Great news for BeOS
by on Wed 16th Nov 2005 21:03 UTC

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This is why having a proprietary solution as well as an open one helps BeOS - these sort of projects can be funded. Although I'm definitely not an OOo fan myself, there's certainly room and a strong market for it on the platform. At the same time though, I can't help but feel that they would have been better off porting a toolkit like GTK+2 instead.

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RE: Great news for BeOS
by thebluesgnr on Thu 17th Nov 2005 05:13 in reply to "Great news for BeOS"
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2005-11-14

Actually you don't need proprietary software to fund projects. For example, Red Hat funds major projects (Glibc, GCC, Linux, Xorg, GNOME, etc) and they're a free software company.

There's a difference between commercial and proprietary software. Commercial software can be Free/open source, where proprietary software by definition is not.

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