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Mark Lanctot
2005-11-03, 19:33
Was SlimServer made open-source right from the start?

That would have been awfully early open-source
software, so I have to ask.

Thanks.

Dan Sully
2005-11-03, 19:38
* Mark Lanctot shaped the electrons to say...

>Was SlimServer made open-source right from the start?
>
>That would have been awfully early open-source
>software, so I have to ask.

Yes - the original SliMP3 server, which evolved into SlimServer was released in August 2001.

-D
--
It is dark. You are likely to be eaten by a grue.

MrC
2005-11-03, 20:38
Was SlimServer made open-source right from the start?

That would have been awfully early open-source
software, so I have to ask.

I'm probably misunderstanding "awfully early", but open source software has been around a whole lot longer than this! As in, over 20 years!

Mark Lanctot
2005-11-03, 20:45
I was relating open-source to more high-profile
open-source ventures like Linux and OpenOffice.org...

I'm not an IT professional so I catch onto these
things only when they're about to emerge into the
mainstream.

Sorry.

--- MrC <MrC.1xydwn (AT) no-mx (DOT) forums.slimdevices.com>
wrote:

>
> Mark Lanctot Wrote:
> > Was SlimServer made open-source right from the
> start?
> >
> > That would have been awfully early open-source
> > software, so I have to ask.
>
> I'm probably misunderstanding "awfully early", but
> open source software
> has been around a whole lot longer than this! As
> in, over 20 years!
>
>
> --
> MrC

pfarrell
2005-11-03, 21:19
On Thu, 2005-11-03 at 22:45 -0500, Mark Lanctot wrote:
> I was relating open-source to more high-profile
> open-source ventures like Linux and OpenOffice.org...
>
> I'm not an IT professional so I catch onto these
> things only when they're about to emerge into the
> mainstream.

I'm shocked that the mainstream media is slow to pick
up on stuff.

Even Linux is a lot older than you are thinking.
I first saw it in 1995. The official history takes
it back into 1991 or so.

The GNU project was started in 1984. FSF was
started in 1985.

But that is ancient history, 1984 was still in the 286 days.
Most of the buzz about open source started at the turn
of the century.

--
Pat Farrell
http://www.pfarrell.com

seanadams
2005-11-03, 22:16
Open source may have been around for a while, but Slim Devices is the first company that I know of to have tightly integrated the open software concept with a hardware business. Since then, only Digium (popular open source PBX - we use it) and a few other small ventures have done it. I don't count Apple et al building on BSD because it wasn't originally developed by them.

MrC
2005-11-03, 22:25
I suppose early slim X terminals based in X Windows don't count!