[openbeos] Re: Hi from the PetrOS camp.

  • From: DarkWyrm <bpmagic@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: openbeos@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Thu, 08 Nov 2001 21:16:52 -0500

>Ok.  I'll be clear from the start so there's no arguments later.
>I'm prepared to open source the BeOS kernel driver and any userland stuff
>related to BeOS only.   The rest of our OS including the network stack would 
>closed source.  I'm uncertain about the ELF loader.  If we developed it
>exclusively and it was required for other closed source sections to our OS, 
>keep the ELF loader closed.


>We could stand to gain from having an alternative GUI implmentation from our
>own.  Doing a GUI is a major effort, and we've been encouraged time & again 
>seek open source solutions if possible.  This is one such exploration.
Now that I understand what you propose, I agree with you and Michael. Both 
sides appear to have a fair amount to lose when compared to what would be 
gained. You've got my support. :)


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