Is AKAIO opensource?

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  1. Findecanno
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    just wondering
     
  2. zero383

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    No, it is not open source.
     
  3. elixirdream

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    Normmatt told me it is not [​IMG]
    maybe plugin? [​IMG]
     
  4. Findecanno
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    It should be that way the whole community can work on making it better
     
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    Then other flashcart makers can rip it off and start using it for their own clones like R4i? I don't think so. Keep it closed source.
     
  6. Normmatt

    Normmatt Former AKAIO Programmer

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    How exactly would making AKAIO open source help things?
     
  7. cory1492

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    lol, it wouldn't... too many cooks = completely ****** up broth. It's not like this is XBMC or something along those lines.

    Though it would indeed be nice if at some point in the (probably far) future when AKAIO/DS/AK2/AKRPG is completely dead the source was released. Oh how I wish F2A had dumped their sources when they decided to quit working on their software.
     
  8. UltraMagnus

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    yeah of course, just look at open source projects like linux, open office, and firefox, they are rubbish? right? [​IMG]
     
  9. Findecanno
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    my point exactly. and nobody cares about R4 clones anyways. anybody with an bit of sense will do reseach before buying something like a flashcart
     
  10. coolbho3000

    coolbho3000 GBATemp Kikkoman Naturally Brewed SoySauce Fanatic

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    The AK2 firmware is not supposed to be open source anyway. Only the AKRPG firmware is officially open source. The AK team just lent the source code to the AKAIO team so they could give AK2 support to AKAIO. So releasing the AKAIO source would be giving away code that is not supposed to be open source.
     
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    It used to be open source, when it was called AKBBS. Only a few people ever contributed to it, and those are the same people that maintain AKAIO now.
     
  12. cory1492

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    I challenge you to name one actual project that sees more than weekly updates from a large group of coders and runs strictly on a 66Mhz arm core platform with only ~3.5MiB working memory. And no, forks or ports don't count (before you come up with something like SCUMM DS.) Comparing multi-platform projects that are backed by foundations like Sun, Novell and Mozilla with paid coders as well as income from enterprise level deployment (thus requiring paid researchers to verify security for paying customers) to something that runs on extremely specific hardware is just kind of bass ackwards - like I said, this isn't XBMC or something.

    Moonshell was open source up until very very recently and it is a file manager/launcher, feel free to set up a SVN/GIT/CVS or whatever and contribute away... [​IMG]

    (I personally find it funny how some folks are willing to argue for open source, when pretty much all the people who have the time/will to actually contribute something worthwhile have been all along)