Subject: Re: Be and free software
From: DJ Delorie <>
Date: Fri, 19 Nov 1999 11:38:15 -0500

> Be is not open source but there appear to be a reasonable number of
> people working on open source applications for BeOS.  I would like to
> get a read on this from the rest of you.  Specifically:
>   * How do you feel about this model (where the OS isn't open source
>     and yet some of the applications are?

For the sake of this question, you could replace any proprietary OS
for "Be".  For MS there's DJGPP and Cygwin, both have large
collections of free software running on proprietary OSs.  Same for any
GNU software on proprietary Unixes.  SGI ships GNU software in IRIX.

Why would Be's case be special?