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Getting into a debate about licensing of Unixlib was really the last thing I wanted to do. I've already received abuse and grief becuase of my insistence on trying to clarify the situation for the benefit of RISC OS users and developers. As they say, no good turn goes unpunished. The clarification of the Unixlib licensing was already well in hand before I wrote this article and will be finished in time for the next release.

It's a real shame that this is the _only_ bit of my article that's been picked up, when what I really wanted to was encourage construtive debate about what the future of Unixlib shoud be. Perhaps after 3300 words, I really left nothing else to say.

NoMercy: "...we'll have dynamic linking system in a few years (sic) time". What an odd comment - we _already_ have a dynamic linking system, courtesy of rink. If you really meant shared libraries, as suggested by your later comment, then what makes you think they will take so long? I don't think you would have made that comment if you'd read all the material I referred to on shared libraries. If someone was really really keen to get (ELF) shared libraries on RISC OS above and beyond all other considerations, it could probably be done inside a month.

I hope someone else might have some more positive comments including thanking the early Unixlib and GCC developers for what turned into an extrodionary amount of work, which has in turn enabled myself and many others to help RISC OS users.

 is a RISC OS Usermrchocky on 4/1/05 12:11PM
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