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On Castle reveal shared source licence:

Sorry, I didn't mean to do that - it turns out that clicking on "Show help" in NetSurf submits the page :-(

guestx: "So when will we start to see the owners of the code ( or part-owners, or whatever ) acting as members of a community, rather than treating everyone as punters or willing fanboys?"

Isn't that's what is happening? Quite a bit of the newly released stuff is new to the outside world as far as I know. I could really have done with the the Real time support module last year! Additionally, the URL fetchers would be useful for a little project I'm considering now and haven't been available for 32 bit machines. Additionally, it allows people to fix bugs or add features/APIs to do what they want, instead of reimplementing something or using nasty workarounds.

Your saying that they didn't go far enough. As I see it they've take a huge, positive leap, from which the 'community' loses nothing and has the potential to gain a lot - let's just see where it goes. As JB said, they can always become more liberal later if it suits them

 is a RISC OS Userjamesp on 21/5/07 12:22PM
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On Castle reveal shared source licence:

guestx:

So when will we start to see the owners of the code ( or part-owners, or whatever ) acting as members of a community, rather than treating everyone as punters or willing fanboys?

 is a RISC OS Userjamesp on 21/5/07 12:03PM
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On Castle reveal shared source licence:

nevali: RISC OS is utterly tied to the ARM architecture. So much of it would have to be rewritten, there probably wouldn't be much left and you would have a new OS anyway.

 is a RISC OS Userjamesp on 19/5/07 9:28PM
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On Castle reveal shared source licence:

nevali: who in their right mind is going to port RISC OS to a non-ARM architecture? You would end up with something which wasn't really RISC OS with no applications.

If you want to run it on non-ARM hardware, use an emulator.

 is a RISC OS Userjamesp on 19/5/07 8:52PM
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On RISC OS Open licence in hands of lawyers:

I welcome the move, At the very least, if gives programmers the chance to see the source and extend or fix bits of the OS instead of having to work around them.

As far as the licence, the shared source one, as little as I know, seems a good compromise. On the off chance that I produce something useful to contribute, I'll be happy to submit it back.

 is a RISC OS Userjamesp on 14/1/07 7:10PM
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