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Re: OS4 rollout schedule
« Reply #180 on: June 20, 2003, 11:27:43 AM »
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Argo wrote:
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Um, shouldn't  you be using one of those nifty Ranger Staffs?


P.S. Since you have a RED Lightsabre, Does that mean you are the evil twin?



My biggest problem with Twins is I can never tell which is which.... A mate of mine used to date a Twin.. he also couldnt tell which was which.. it caused problems ;-)


My mum is an identical twin, and my dad has a twin sister.

My younger sister is sh!tting herself that she'll have twins when she starts a family! :-D
 

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Re: OS4 rollout schedule
« Reply #181 on: June 20, 2003, 02:50:49 PM »
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Re: OS4 rollout schedule
« Reply #182 on: June 20, 2003, 06:54:30 PM »
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As flattering as that is, I'm sure even Hyperion would disagree with you there. Hyperion needed Amiga Inc. to provide the AOS 3.1 source. Hyperion needed Eyetech to produce the hardware AOS 4 would run on.


Nah, Hyperion are welcome to use AROS code if they need it (just as long as they stick to the licence :-D ), and Genesi would be happy to provide the Hardware.


Which of course means that Hyperion would make no profit on the endeavor...  So, AROS would be a 'hobby' to them (if they decided to help code AROS).  I suspect then that it would take Hyperion 54 or more months to reach the same level of development they have in 18 months with AOS 4...  I'm sure everybody would be happy with that.

--- Edit ---  AROS does use the GPL, right???  I probably should've double checked before I wrote my missive...  But before I read some of the other messages in the thread, I was configdent my recollection was accurate. --- Edit ---
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Re: OS4 rollout schedule
« Reply #183 on: June 20, 2003, 07:04:32 PM »
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Yeah, long live the imperial Army... Black is way sexier than white


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But wasn't the Imperial Army made up mostly of white shock troops???
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Re: OS4 rollout schedule
« Reply #184 on: June 20, 2003, 07:05:52 PM »
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AROS does use the GPL, right??? I probably should've double checked before I wrote my missive... But before I read some of the other messages in the thread, I was configdent my recollection was accurate.


It actually uses the APL (Aros Public License), but it looks fairly similar to the GPL - it's not like the BSD license which is a bit more free.

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Re: OS4 rollout schedule
« Reply #185 on: June 20, 2003, 07:06:25 PM »
First: GPL does not prevent you from making profit.

Second: AROS is not GPL, but APL.
 

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Re: OS4 rollout schedule
« Reply #186 on: June 20, 2003, 07:16:55 PM »
APL (AROS Public Lincence) was created so that while AROS is and will remain Opensource and free, it can also be used in comercial projects... MOS for example  :-D

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Re: OS4 rollout schedule
« Reply #187 on: June 20, 2003, 07:29:41 PM »
You're right...  I just don't happen to believe that any commercial 'Amiga' entity could expect to make a profit on open source software.  The platform has not reached the 'critical mass' necessary for the various open source models to be profitiable...  I mean even in the x86 world (which most certainly has achieved 'critical mass') many a firm latching on to the open source craze have withdrawn, are dying, or dead.  Few actually are turning a profit.

For those groups expecting no profit, well they are flourishing...  But only becuase they are willing to donate their time, or a commercial entity is sponsoring them for a tax write off (or a group og f die hards are interested enough to donate their own cash for a project, ala AROS and Amizilla).
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