[openbeos] Re: Code Leak : how about an oath for OBOS developers

  • From: "Travis Geiselbrecht" <geist@xxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: <openbeos@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Thu, 1 Nov 2001 18:09:04 -0800

This is exactly why I'm not directly working on the openbeos project
contrary to what many people think. I'm writing the NewOS, which will be
used by openbeos. I'm supporting the kernel guys but if they branch
newos and start working away, I'm not going to get involved. I've talked
to Mr. Phipps about this, and my feel is that working directly on
openbeos would start pushing my NDA too far.


-----Original Message-----
From: openbeos-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
[mailto:openbeos-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Fran=E7ois Revol
Sent: Thursday, November 01, 2001 6:05 PM
To: openbeos@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: [openbeos] Re: Code Leak : how about an oath for OBOS

What abot ex-Be engineers like Travis who _did_ see this code ? ;)
Didn't say it wasn't a good idea, just that some of us might have dealt
with it anyway without any illegal action.

We are touching here the limits of coding abilities, it's more relevant
on philosophical and legal issues I think :^)

I mean Travis _saw_ it, obviously he won't copy it line-by-line (that
would be copying bugs also :D), but even unconsciously he can't act as
if he didn't see=20
it. It's the same thing as dominos... what he will do tomorrow has been=20
conditionned by what he saw yesterday.

Geez, I need a rest I think; for now I can assure you 2 things: I never
saw this code and I don't smoke :))))


En r=E9ponse =E0 Mario BouHaidar <mbouhaidar@xxxxxxxxxxx>:

> How about we have an oath for OB coders, something like "I have never=20
> seen the BeOS source code, and I never will"
> mario.
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