New looker where to start?
thomas at gstaedtner.net
Fri Aug 3 18:46:33 CEST 2007
Well, then we have luck that you do not define what open source is :)
There's a official definition of open source:
Thanks to all guys in the whole open source scene.
2007/8/3, wim delvaux <wim.delvaux at adaptiveplanet.com>:
> On Friday 03 August 2007 17:14:36 Ian Darwin wrote:
> > Tim Milliken wrote:
> > > I am looking into joining in on this project. Welcome aboard!
> > Welcome aboard!
> > > I am a windows programmer
> > >
> > > and know almost nothing about Linux. Where should I start? Can anyone
> > > give me some starting points on getting started. Like do I have to be
> > > running Linux as a host development OS?
> > While it is in theory possible to develop on other *NIX-like OSes than
> > Linux (such as BSD), I believe it would be a major amount of work. Doing
> > so on Windows is probably beyond the capabilities of most individuals.
> > > I am really lost but very
> > > interested in this. I have thought about running Win CE 6.0 sine it is
> > > kinda like and opensource, MS now includes the all the source for 6.0.
> > Really? Allow me to ask a rhetorical question: Where can I download the
> > complete source of Wince without paying anything, without signing
> > anything and without confirming any license agreement? If I can't, it
> > is not anything like "open source". :-)
> well for me 'open source' does not mean GPL. 'Open source' for me means
> source is available to you and you can modify it but it does not give you
> right to do what you want with it.
> GPL that is another story. It allows you to explicitely do what you want
> it (to some extent)
> Mind you IANAL
> > Seriously, there is no reason you could not run another OS (like Wince),
> > but you should not expect people on this list to divert from what
> > they're doing to help you.
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