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Re: [INFO] NEXTSPACE


From: Sergii Stoian
Subject: Re: [INFO] NEXTSPACE
Date: Wed, 29 Nov 2017 19:03:11 +0200

Riccardo, David,

Thank you guys, you almost convinced me. ;)

But consider the following:
1. IMHO GNUstep and NEXTSPACE are not the rivals of MacOS (or any other Apple product) in any form. Moreover GNUstep along with NeXTSTEP can be a good starting point to future developers of Apple ecosystem (Obj-C and Swift development environment without need to by a Mac from the start). I see it this way.
2. Apple never used graphics from NeXTSTEP in their products. None of them.
3. There's no icons for all applications (see Preferences as example) in GNUstep or GNUstep themes. So I need to find another set of icons in GNOME/KDE themes for example. But it will definitely kill NeXT style of NEXTSPACE.
4. NeXTSTEP/OPENSTEP is dead for 17 years (latest patch for OPENSTEP dated 2000). It can't be used on modern hardware with modern software. That people (like me) need NeXTSTEP equipped with all new functionality that OpenSource have got during these 17 years.

Anyway, I definitely understand the problem. I'll do all my best to find a solution.

On Wed, Nov 29, 2017 at 2:40 PM, David Chisnall <address@hidden> wrote:
On 28 Nov 2017, at 22:24, Sergii Stoian <address@hidden> wrote:
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> NEXTSPACE is my personal project. There's no problem for GNUstep. Correct me if I'm wrong.

There is a problem if your project becomes perceived as a the de-facto GNUstep desktop environment and then disappears from GitHub as a result of a DMCA take-down notice from Apple (which, if you’re infringing NeXT copyright by distributing their icons, will happen eventually).

This is even more of an issue with something like git, where the icons are there permanently unless you rewrite history.  If you ever do need to remove them for legal reasons, then you will need to delete them from the history, which will break anyone who has a clone of your repo.

David


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