[Oberon] Commercial system

Zdenek oberon at moravcik.info
Sat Feb 8 10:08:04 CET 2014

Hi, this question goes to the authors of active oberon:

Suppose I am a company willing to produce some hardware in china (let's
say something like modems) and I want to program the hardware in active
oberon. For me that means incorporating the whole active oberon
distribution into the hardware.

What is the legal status of active oberon distribution? Can I use it
freely for commercial purposes or does ETH require me to obtain permission?
(the question above is a hypothetical one, I am not a chinese company -:)


On 02/08/2014 03:23 AM, Douglas G. Danforth wrote:
> After reading the posts concerning the FPGA and Dr Wirth's
> recent work I would think that some enterprising you company
> would take up the torch and build a very inexpensive hardware/
> software system.  Someone like Steve Jobs (Apple).
> I mention Apple because I had the privilege of discussing with
> George Pake, in 1975/6, who was director of PARC
> (Palo Alto Research Center) why Xerox had not yet brought
> forth the Alto as a commercial product.  The short of his
> comments were "That's not our charter".
> It seems that for ETHZ, it also is not their charter.
> Surely there is someone reading this list who would be able
> to garner the resources and personal support necessary to
> confront the 'big guys', or at leased offer a nice alternative.
> -Doug Danforth
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