[Coco] Microware OS-9 for x86
mjkerpan at kerpan.com
Wed Jun 16 12:23:41 EDT 2010
Given that OS-9 and Nitros-9 are written almost entirely in 6809/6309
assembler, I think the chances any code reuse are pretty minimal. Any
free x86 version would have to be a rewrite/clone from the ground up.
Thus, "Nitros-9 x86" would be in the same boat as Linux or something:
On Wed, Jun 16, 2010 at 12:02 PM, Aaron Wolfe <aawolfe at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Wed, Jun 16, 2010 at 11:43 AM, Frank Swygert <farna at att.net> wrote:
>> I wonder if the Radisys lawyers would have a field day if Nitros-9 was
>> ported to a PC, with a few enhancements to take advantage of the more
>> powerful hardware? Would be really nice if it could be made in such a way as
>> to run CoCo OS-9 code too...
> I think Radisys has little interest in what happens on the 6809
> platform, but they might not like an implementation that runs on x86
> very much. Any x86 implementation would have to be very careful not
> to use any source from the original OS-9, and even then there might be
> patent issues.
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