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Sony to use GNUstep

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Posted 26 November 2010 - 01:30 PM

Sony has launched a project that uses GNUstep (open source version of OpenStep) to develop software for new devices. This is an interesting development as it means Sony are looking not just at open source OSs in place of proprietary technology, but are favouring one connected to Apple over Linux. Mac OS X is derived from OpenStep that was developed by NeXT before that company was bought by Apple. Project site is here.
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Posted 26 November 2010 - 07:50 PM

It's an interesting move from Sony. I wonder what it's planning? Have you seen any info on the devices, or is this an investment much further into the future?
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Posted 26 November 2010 - 08:14 PM

That's the first I've seen or heard about it. It will be interesting to watch future developments.
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Posted 29 November 2010 - 03:53 PM

Future developments have now arrived: Sony has put the project on hold.
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Posted 29 November 2010 - 04:26 PM

Wow. That was quick. Surely a project needs more than a couple of days to be deemed a failure?
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Posted 30 November 2010 - 02:53 PM

I don't know if they've declared it a failure yet, especially as they have already contributed something to GNUstep. I think it may just be a case of "maybe we'd better think about this more carefully rather than just jumping in".
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Posted 04 December 2010 - 04:53 PM

This story from AppleInsider is a possible answer to why the project was put on hold.
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