[Oberon] LNO queries.

easlab at absamail.co.za easlab at absamail.co.za
Thu Mar 16 17:55:09 CET 2006

As previously indicated LNO looks like a good solution 
to be able to use the superior text-handling capabilities 
of N-O and the full inet facilities of linux, together on the 
same box.

But I'm getting worried that any effort on LNO may be
wasted unless it is open sourced.

> .....
> Nearly all PCNO source is available. All Linux related source 
> but the Kernel source will be made avaiable later.
> 14.05.97        Peter Matthias

It's March 20006 now !

It's easy to be misled into believing that 'if it works now,
there's no reason why it shouldn't still work in 5 years
without need to have access to the source code'.

No !  I can recall at least 3 cases:
- 1. Win 3.1 was fine for me, and I've never since had as good
   a news-reader as Forte-Agent; but my ISP said I'd have to 
   upgrade.   So I dropped MS.
- 2. when the next ISP allocated me a strange ID containing an
    unanticipated "@" char, I needed access to the source code
    to work-around.
- 3. also when the ISP required sender authenticate for email.

So, especially since linux and N-O are open, I think it's 
absurd to get trapped in LNO which is not open-source.

Can we have LNO opened ?

== Chris Glur.

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