ROS Open awaiting licensing wording agreementPublished: 28th Nov 2006, 01:29:03 | Permalink | Printable
Patience is a necessityPunters wondering what the RISC OS Open lads are up to may be relieved by the following sliver of news. The project to open source Castle's RISC OS 5 is awaiting the dotting of eyes and crossing of tees on its licensing paperwork, it would appear.
A number of RISC OS software developers, who have expressed an interest in receiving the OS blueprints, have stressed that the source code licence must first be published for them to consider. On top of this, RISCOS Ltd director and VirtualAcorn chief Aaron Timbrell has been making his opinion known that "ROOL seem to, as far as I am aware, have done nothing with regard to releasing either code, licence details or financial details".
He said: "It would be nice if RISC OS Open actually got anything out."
RISC OS Open's Steve Revill said in response this evening: "Don't blame us - we're just waiting for the licence wording to be finalised. It's not our software after all."
RISC OS Open were first rumbled in June and July this year, and have since asked for help from the community. A recent and totally unscientific poll revealed that nearly a third believed the company should have revealed its plans only after it had source code to release - but one in every two readers who voted backed ROS Open's handling of their announcements.
The ROS Open website states: "The commercial licence is currently being finalised, and more details will be announced soon."
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