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I think open-sourcing RISC OS and possibly a "pence" license fee would tempt me back to the fold, assuming that the VirtualRPC-SE or or -SA prices would plummit when you take the RO4 fee out - although aren't they ROL licenses, not Castle - or is that just the Adjust versions? Mind you, there's still not a Linux version is there?

Not sure how Castle opening RO5 would affect ROL's Select/Adjust, being based on RO4. I would expect the first thing after going open would be someone would develop RO5 HAL's for the A9/RPC/VA and completely kill Select/Adjust.

I wonder if a GPL or BSD license would be favoured, or some made-up thing so Castle could maintain control.

Hey we could even see Xara Xtreme ported back to RISC OS!

That said, with a lack of new hardware (A9 is nothing wonderfully new, and Castle has no XScales after their current stock) even an open OS couldn't last much longer via emulation, I wonder if anyone would have enough interest to port an open RISC OS to x86?

 is a RISC OS Usersimo on 15/8/06 12:27PM
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