Who are RISC OS Open Ltd?By Rob Kendrick. Published: 27th Jun 2006, 08:41:48 | Permalink | Printable
Mystery new development company set to launch soon [Updated] A new company was quietly set up last week and it's enticingly called RISC OS Open Ltd. Details are sparse, but the firm's registered address is Unit 4, Townsend Mews, Wilburton Cambridgeshire - which is the same address as 7th Software, an ex-Acorn and ex-Pace engineer's own venture.
7th's Steve Revill, who has worked on the RISC OS source code base for his previous employers, is said to be involved with a number of other parties in the set up of the company, formed on June 20. The business is said to be in its 'early days'.
It's understood to be separate to 7th Software, the brand under which Steve sells his RISC OS desktop applications. RISC OS Open will be involved in the platform and will have an undisclosed yet 'specific purpose' in relation to the development of RISC OS, drobe.co.uk has learnt.
The firm wants to complete its registration and creation paperwork before officially launching within the next few weeks. Before anyone gets too excited at the name of the new business, RISC OS 5 developers Castle have previously snubbed the idea of open sourcing parts of their operating system.
So, just who are RISC OS Open, and what are they going to do? Speculation on a postcard to the usual address, please.
Update at 14:18 1/7/2006
Readers should keep an eye open on riscosopen.co.uk.
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