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The Register: Amiga users demand open source AmigaOS

Oct 21, 1999, 17:17 (9 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Tony Smith)

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"Amiga users have begun a campaign to persuade Amiga, inc. president Thomas Schmidt that the success of both company and community depends on taking a leaf from Linux's book and releasing the AmigaOS under an open source licence."

"Initially, the plan is to focus on the open source release of the current, 'classic' AmigaOS, but according to Steve Crietzman, president of the Campaign to Open Source AmigaOS (COSA), if Schmidt is willing, it could also take in Amiga's upcoming Amiga Operating Environment..."

"The benefit for Amiga, inc. is, however, a little less convincing. COSA's pitch here centres on the way the open source movement can revitalise a product and help get it into new markets. And, indeed, it has, as Linux's expansion out of the server and desktop arenas into broader, embedded markets has shown."

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