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Put the words OpenSource and Risc OS together and all I can think of is Netsurf and Firefox neither of which cover themselves in glory as far as I am concerned. So question 1 would there be enough developers happy to make their contributions for free out there.

Peter raised a lot of issues with his post apart from Open Source making Risc OS free and therefore better able to compete against Linux I do not see how it helps with all the other issues he raised.

I would also question how relevant Risc OS would be in a lot of embedded applications. Routers tend to run Linux because they need multitasking and good TCP/IP support. I would have thought streaming video and music would not lend itself to cooperative tasking especially when you start to think of many TV's and Music outputs in one house.

The fact that he is trying to get away from Castle hardly makes you think that Castle and he see eye to eye about this and Risc OS's future

 is a RISC OS UserJwoody on 19/7/06 4:36PM
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