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Until we actually *SEE* even a draft of the licence, we can't say how the limitation on porting effects it. I think it's foolish, anyway - if somebody wants to try, let them. It'll be their wasted effort. However, parts of the OS that are written in C could be almost automatically rebuilt for x86 with the right rig in order to massively speed up emulation. For example, the SharedCLibrary could be executed on the host side. Same with lots of other modules that are written in C. Stopping people from porting it away from ARM removes the possibility of somebody doing this neat hack to considerably increase emulation performance.

 is a RISC OS Userrjek on 20/1/07 11:20PM
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