[TUHS] tangential unix question: whatever happened to NeWS?
clemc at ccc.com
Mon Jan 25 03:04:09 AEST 2021
On Sun, Jan 24, 2021 at 11:15 AM ron minnich <rminnich at gmail.com> wrote:
> At some point I thought NeWS source was released. Is it just another
> Lost Source or it is out there somewhere?
As I have said in other replies: "simple economics always beats
I personally never saw the code, although I did play with the result at one
point. I believe they licensed Adobe Display PostScript which was one of
the issues. IIRC was also a trigger for creating Ghostscript. We toyed
with using it for Stellar. IIRC, Andy Van Dam was a big fan.
> Do I remember right that it was a Gosling effort?
Like BLISS vs. C - NeWS did way more than X11 did when it first appeared
and it might have had a chance if Sun had not locked it up the same way DEC
did with BLISS. Funny, they gave away NFS and basically set a standard
that they controlled. I have to believe they made way more money selling
systems because NFS was ubiquitous than they would have with license
revenue for NFS.
I suspect NeWS was justified internally differently and the marketing types
saw it as a revenue stream. Larry, can you enlighten us at all?
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