RISC OS Open needs your helpPublished: 3rd Oct 2006, 22:38:14 | Permalink | Printable
Ask not what RISC OS can do for you, etcWeb monkeys and source code jockeys are being recruited by RISC OS Open to help coordinate the 'shared source' RISC OS 5 project. Recruit is used loosely here as ROS Open say the open source-ish initiative will be run purely on a "voluntary basis". The team is hoping to hear from charitable people who know their makefiles from their wildwildwikis.
Company secretary Steve Revill asked for anyone "interested in helping out with the RISC OS shared source project" to visit the RISC OS Open website.
Specifically, ROS Open is seeking generous website programmers skilled in HTML design, Ruby on Rails, Radiant CMS, CVS, Subversion, Collaboa, type, RForum and Instiki. They're also after suitably competent software engineers who will give up their free time to review the quality of submitted source code and to maintain the operating system's documentation.
To enlist, see the links below.
• ROS Open have updated their FAQ to explain why they decided against using the GNU General Public Licence, and how they drew up the initial list of components they hope to release.
According to the company, "The process of opening up access to the RISC OS sources is a tricky and time-consuming one. The further down into the core of the OS you go, the more bits you find in there that mention or relate to confidential projects from the past and present.
"So we have had to make a choice about what we can release first with the least effort in order to judge the reaction from the community. Also, we wanted to select components which would potentially be of immediate use."
They also hope to get the operating system building with GCCSDK as well as the Norcroft C/C++ package.
Step right up folks, step right up
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