Michael Phipps wrote: > [a whole bunch of stuff that is right on the mark.] Man, I was hoping somebody was going to say this. Yes, I agree, entirely. I can't claim to have a lot of a stake in this. I expect my entire contribution will be to port my current BeOS programs to OBOS when it's finished. (I'm having trouble believing you guys are going to hit your binary compatibility goal.) But that's the important thing: WHEN IT'S FINISHED. If you can get to a point where you have a functional clone of BeOS 5, but open-source, that in and of itself will be incredible. And at that point, well, everybody's got the source code, they are free to start whatever projects they like to graft a new face on it.