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Ozone is liberated and thrives

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Posted by:Ryan on Friday, 12 Jul, 2002 @ 9:56 AM
 
Software

VitViper wrote in to let us know that Ozone, the windows and linux BeShare client has been GPL’ed at sourceforge. This is good news, as it means it has a chance to thrive and can’t be sued or put down or something by evil money-grubbing idiots. (Wow. Why am I so political today? hmm)

Anyway, check out the self described “open source site for ozone” at http://ozone-o3.sourceforge.net/ and consider chipping in some time to make it even greater than it already is.



OpenBeOS Makes a Splash!

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Posted by:Ryan on Friday, 12 Jul, 2002 @ 9:34 AM
 
OS Wars

Seems like OpenBeOS is coming further out of it’s shell, and people are taking notice. Slashdot paid attention to their recent community Q&A. OpenBeOS seemed surprised that they werent slashdotted. Thats the benefit of being on sourceforge folks.. it would essentially be like /. /.ing themselves. Aggregated resources via mergers, and other corporate speak. News at 11.

Anyway, as a followup to that, CNet got in touch with them. Not the News.com CNet, but the CNet Radio brand of CNet. Apparently they interview on short notice, as befits an internet news site with a bit more punctuality than us, and the interviewed Michael Phipps live yesterday at this location. This happened at 10:40AM (PDT), yesterday. If you didn’t know yesterday, you missed it. If I find an archived version, I will let you know.

Anyway, it seems OBOS is putting the smack down on the PR front. I find several things about this strange.

1) They are going to change their name. Shouldnt they do this BEFORE creating major recognition? ;P

2) They are going to change their site. Shouldnt they do this BEFORE creating major recognition? ;P

3) Their license is wrong. I mean, if you are gonna be free, BE free. Don’t use a license with even less protection of freedom than one approved by corporate dicks (that link felt good.) I mean, make it free, and keep it free. Otherwise you lose before you begin. (/me starts licensing flamewar with glee, and plans to watch the aftermath with amusement)

Anyway, Thats my OpenBeOS update/rant/whatever for now. Back to our regularly scheduled programming.. which is really sorta what this is. Hmm.



Xentronix needs Refraction Testers

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Posted by:Ryan on Friday, 12 Jul, 2002 @ 9:20 AM
 
Art / Image

Xentronix is in need of more testers for Refraction. Their last beta worked for half the people, and broke for the other half. They need to figure out why. You can see a lot of news about development at their news page. Looks like this thing isn’t far off now. :)



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