[openbeos] Re: Linux v. OBOS

  • From: "Koki" <koki@xxxxxxxx>
  • To: openbeos@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Wed, 12 Nov 2003 10:41:06 -0800 PST

Great definitions!

I know this is a bit off topic, but it does sound like info on the various OBOS 
mailing lists should be included in the OBOS website.

On Wed, 12 Nov 2003 10:22:22 -0800 [Kevin Czapla] wrote:
> I may be able to help supply the requested definition of the "topic" of this
> mailing list. 
> OpenBeOS is an all-volunteer collaborative effort to create an open-source
> functional replica of BeOS Release 5 (R5). This replication effort will
> result, initially, in an operating system that is commonly called OBOS R1.
> Since the functionality of R5 is a fixed and known quantity, discussions
> concerning possible *other* functionality that might be included in OpenBeOS
> Release 1 are moot and off-topic on this list, arguably. Discussions focused
> on ways and means of achieving the agreed-upon present goals of the project
> are right on topic.
> Future iterations of OpenBeOS (namely, R2 and beyond) may very well include
> dramatic new functionality that diverges from BeOS R5 and builds upon it in
> "modernizing" ways. Discussions of possible futures for OBOS are the focus
> of a different mailing list, namely, the Glass Elevator list. It's a great
> mailing list. Freaking smart computer users and developers discuss their
> wildest dreams for the ultimate computing platform... You should sign up.
> Best regards,
> Czeslaw Czapla
> Portland, Oregon
> > From: <kevin.lawton@xxxxxx>
> > Reply-To: openbeos@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
> > Date: Wed, 12 Nov 2003 15:27:41 -0000
> > To: <openbeos@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> > Subject: [openbeos] Re: Linux v. OBOS
> > 
> > If you assert that discussing the relative merits of other op systems is
> > somehow 'off-topic' within the context of discussing what might be important
> > or superfluous within OpenBeOS, please could you at least define what the
> > 'topic' actually is ? 

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