Ralph Schmidt responds to criticism that MorphOS is 'stolen'
Towards the final stages of 2001 tension between the
MorphOS and AmigaOS camps were high. Several flame wars broke out
on various Amiga mailing lists, news groups, and web boards. In one
particular thread on MooBunny, Ralph Schmidt hit back at claims
that MorphOS was based upon AmigaOS sources. This is his
Re: MorphOS copyright/patent issues?
Ralph Schmidt. firstname.lastname@example.org.
To make it simple...MorphOS is *not* based on AmigaOS source.
MorphOS does *not* compile AmigaOS modules despite what some
wannabe lawyer claims.
MorphOS is based on own work..where should i find a C Exec for
PPC ? Everybody knows Exec is in asm...
There were *3* books by Dr. Ruprecht with CBM DE blessing which
contain a *full documented* resource of most OS 1.3 parts. Most OS
structures are public or *were* public. I have all RKMs from 1.1 to
3.1 anyway..not to speak about the Gurubook and all informations
CBM ever released to developers.
The whole OS is quite transparent to the *experienced*
It's no rocket science to replace the math library functions,
ramlib, programming the devices like input,keyboard,gameport. These
devices are completely different anyway for the Pegasos. The
timer.device is just a wrapper to the Quark TimeServer.
The Expansion.library is just a wrapper to the Quark
ConfigServer filesystem, like our own pci library we did for the
We have the graphics technology for..mhh..10 years by now.
Domimo, Picasso2, CyberGraphX..that's the history of its
development. To steal this we could only steal from ourselves.
We have our own scsi..this also includes filesystem.resource
basicly and general knowledge how the strap,boot modules work,
network drivers are also our own. Oops..but i have never seen a
Symbios 770 driver in the OS
The ramdisk is from Bernard Moellemann
SFS was contributed to us by its author which we also opened to
AROS and 68k AmigaOS usage.
We have our own cdrom filesystem since about 91.
Some amiga hw modules were done by Piru Sintonen..like
misc,battmem, card..only useful for old Amigas
Dos,Intuition are ported AROS modules by Emmanuell Lesueur..not
even by me. Ported in this sense means heavily *extended*
these AROS modules aren't really binary compatible and need a lot
other fixes which AROS gets back to improve their own product.
ppc.library is just a wrapper obviously based on our own
wosemu is also a wrapper developed by Teemu Suikki
bootmenu technology...what's the problem to scan the expansion
base and display the contents in some listview ?..we had our
bootmenu in the scsi for years. console and conhandler are by
what's left is trackdisk.device which we won't redo...maybe port
some public source one.
Our IDE is developed on our scsi technology.
Quark is developed by me...complete my technology and not
magicly stolen from Hyperion's masterminds.
The Hal is also my technology..not based on the "AmigaOne pci
MUI is also not based on amiga technology...there's nothing that
sophisticated comparable to it anyway we could have "stolen".
The emulation is not stolen from UAE...the 10MB static emulation
sources are mine...not resourced from the AmigaOS 4.0.
The trans emulation is not stolen from UAE...it has no PPC
jit..neither have i ever looked at it. The JIT is based on my and
Teemu Suikki's work...oops
we've also not stolen it from AmigaOS 4.0
Oops..the VM is also not stolen from AmigaOS 4.0...it's written
by Emmanuel Lesueur based on Quark technology.
Module X is developed by Y and it's just a wrapper based on our
own technology. (Some not yet revealed work:-)
Enough for now...