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The gradual opening of the RISC OS source certainly holds potential, and I think a necessary move as RISC OS moves further and further into an enthusiasts only market. Short of a huge influx of investment commercial I fail to see how RISC OS development can do anything other than continue to dwindle and so I feel that open sourcing the code can only extend the life of the OS itself. Allowing the enthusiasts to tinkle with the code will hopefully (eventually) allow features added as wanted by users, and increased hardware support. Of course, given that the OS has to be run atop of an ARM processing core vastly reduces the number of people who might enjoy tinkering so I have my doubts as to how many new people will come back to help develop the OS, and revitalise the user base.

 is a RISC OS Userpthw199 on 24/7/07 12:02AM
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