jess: It is NOT open source. I suggest you go back and look up 'open source' again (try [link]). Opening sentence: Open source doesn't just mean access to the source code.
You absolutely cannot, regardless of contractual issues, distribute any RISC OS component commercially without a license - this is a point upon which all RISC OS-related companies are agreed.
With reference to the porting efforts here, any system would therefore need a commercial license to distribute any system with an OS on it.
This contravenes any acceptable definition of 'Open Source' regardless of the precise licensing position between ROOL/ROL/et al; to use the term 'open source' as people sometimes have done (notably not ROOL members) is therefore misleading.
RISC OS Now magazine to close this year RISC OS Now has been axed by editor Louie Smith and issue 12, due out later this year, will be its final edition, according to reports. The news comes just days after CD-based magazine Foundation RISCWorld announced it had published its last issue. 3 comments, latest by sa110 on 9/4/09 10:54PM. Published: 4 Apr 2009