[ros-dev] My attitude

Richard Campbell eek2121 at comcast.net
Tue Dec 6 00:32:11 CET 2005


I'll disagree with this, Dell pays money for copies of the Windows 
Operating System, if a free, open source compatible clone were to come 
along, i think they'd jump on it in a heartbeat.

TwoTailedFox wrote:

>Dell I can't see as being agreeable loading a direct Windows
>Replacement, when most of their computers are shipped with Windows.
>They'd see a sizeable portion of their income dropped, if Microsoft
>decided to pull out of it.
>
>IBM is currently being lobbied to make OS/2 Open-Source.. maybe WINE
>and ReactOS should chip in to that petition?
>
>On 12/5/05, David Hinz <post.center at gmail.com> wrote:
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>>I think we might have good chances that IBM will help us, especially
>>with the OS/2 subsystem. And if they still had their PC-branch, I would
>>guarantee they would help us, just to show MS that nobody depends on
>>them, but unfortunately they don't have it anymore...
>>Anyway, I think IBM, Intel and maybe companys like Dell should be worth
>>a try.
>>
>>Greets,
>>
>>David Hinz
>>
>>Magnus Olsen schrieb:
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>>>Nivida will not agree on GPL licen for there drv
>>>linux people have try getting GPL drv from nivida and the answers have
>>>always be no.
>>>
>>>----- Original Message -----
>>>From: "TwoTailedFox" <twotailedfox at gmail.com>
>>>To: "ReactOS Development List" <ros-dev at reactos.org>
>>>Sent: den 5 December 2005 21:18
>>>Subject: Re: [ros-dev] My attitude
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>>>>I can see IBM supporting us, since their last Good OS, OS/2, is now
>>>>efectively dead. I don't see some companies like Sun, or Novell,
>>>>supporting us, since they already have a vested interest in an
>>>>Operating System
>>>>
>>>>What I'd really like to see are Hardware Manufacturers getting behind
>>>>us. Realtek, nVIDIA, ATi, Intel, AMD, VIA, etc, could all be
>>>>approached, and ask for collaboration on writing GPL Drivers (Although
>>>>nVIDIA is notoriously skeptical about open-source)
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>On 12/5/05, David Hinz <post.center at gmail.com> wrote:
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>>>>>Maybe we could get a big company as a sponsor?
>>>>>I think, if we wrote to some companys like maybe IBM or so, we might
>>>>>find some good sponsors, who could maybe even provide us some full time
>>>>>coders. And this could really increase development speed.
>>>>>But maybe they just want to help us out with some software or who knows
>>>>>what. We just have to ask and we will get an answer.
>>>>>
>>>>>Greets,
>>>>>
>>>>>David Hinz
>>>>>
>>>>>Casper Hornstrup schrieb:
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>>>>>>>OTOH, I think there needs to be better project management and a
>>>>>>>cooperation mentality, something akin to a real start-up software
>>>>>>>company. I have this dream where everyone is using Visual Studio Team
>>>>>>>System and writing patches for bug reports, using peer-review,
>>>>>>>              
>>>>>>>
>>>managing
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>>>>>>>meetings, doing nightly test builds, filling out test cases.... but
>>>>>>>              
>>>>>>>
>>>I'm
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>>>>>>>sure that would put many people off. (even though it would cut
>>>>>>>development time by a year at least)
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>Best regards,
>>>>>>>Alex Ionescu
>>>>>>>              
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>Can you get Microsoft to donate licenses for VSTS to all ReactOS
>>>>>>developers? ;-)
>>>>>>
>>>>>>Casper
>>>>>>
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