|In reply to Comment 141 (MarkTime):|
>Although I think you are entirely out of your mind,
Not really a good way to be taken seriously, nor a good sentence to start out with. :) Please consider how you are taken before you launch into personal attacks--usually, they only result in bad threads, wholly unproductive and non-informative. It does the community no good.
>I mean, thats got crazy with a capital C written all over it,
That's a little better (although still non-specific)--yet more acceptable to me, because you focus on the post and its content and not the person. I find this to be no problem, and have often run into people thinking my ideas are whacked, until they actually work and remove doubt. If it was regarding 'exokernels', I've studied those in the recent past, compared to 'microkernels', and the former is relatively new, the idea having been developed at MIT. I know of less than 5 OSes out there using exokernels, and know of no others--and none of them are commercial (yet). The structure still allows for resource protection (kernel level), but separates it from resource management, which is handled at user level. Something to look into, considering Amiga's currently Library scheme ;-)
>but if you
>back it up with reasoned arguments, then go for it...from only what I've
>read today, you are doing a fine job.
I take this as a compliment, and thank you. I rarely make a post that isn't reasoned.
>Just don't become one of these BAF'ers....OK, now about this idea,
>that the legal proceedings will settle things outside the court of public
I have no idea about what "BAF'ers" are, so cannot comment. I must've missed that term somewhere. If it's in reference to anything like Amigan, I haven't considered myself 'Amigan' since about April 2001.
>I'm afraid not, since facts are not slowing down or confusing the BAF'ers in
>any way. Now, on the other hand, if Fleecy and Raykey, finally give up the >ghost so to speak, then perhaps it will give us a solution, but I don't think >this one will...if Genesi wins, its just on to the next step, this isn't >bankruptcy court, after all.
The solution has to include greater organization, intiative to get things done--even when money is tight, or when dealing with a shoestring budget, and planning exactly what needs to be done via very clear goals. One cannot achieve without goals. They just need to figure out what they want to deliver, and go after exactly that. By comparison to what I have seen over the years, with my own experiences getting into programming and working on an operating system, I don't understand what the problem is and why things move so slowly for them--especially when the pool of resources and programming knowledge is greater on Amiga's side than mine. If I am able to do it, and with next to nothing in budget, I *KNOW* they can do it more easily. I never understood what the hold-up was, nor why it just didn't seem like they were having any fun. It's been an adventure for me. It'll be interesting to see who gets theirs done first. :) (And yes, I know the OS is outsourced to Hyperion, but Amiga still has to be doing something--I don't know what. Organizing? Amiga OS 5.0?)
>Now if Genesi loses, we are only in the same situation as we are today,
>after all Genesi doesn't have DE, or source code, and the loss
>would just mean that nothing has changed.
I kind of figured that. I also figure that, if Genesi win, they could also wind up losing if Amiga decides to cancel the AmigaDE for any reason (suddenly, MorphOS/Pegasos wouldn't have a supported AmigaDE product, and could not legally enhance it or continue it). It could be seen as retaliation or being vindictive if Amiga did that, but perfectly understandable at any rate.
>not sure how they will lose though, given Amiga's lawyer situation.
Such things could produce a window for creating more TIME for Amiga (i.e., "You're Honor, since our lawyers have left, we need more time to acquaint any new lawyer with the specifics of the case and to bring the new one up to speed.." etc.), delaying proceedings for awhile and basically buying time. I don't know how far along things are, really, so that may not really do anything; but then again, it could help. So, the lawyer leaving could be of benefit on some levels. Time will tell.
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