[NTLK] NewtonOS ROM Source Code

Rod Lavington rodlavo at gmail.com
Mon Feb 14 06:43:39 EST 2011

That notes patent highlights how totally absurd the whole patent system has

I'm still looking for a Moreinfo replacement on any platform....so far using
Springboard is a makeshift answer, but not a good replacement.
On 14/02/2011 6:53 PM, "Tony Kan" <tony.kan at clear.net.nz> wrote:
> I suspect that the main obstacle with a roll-you-own-Newt isn't the
> issues but the legal ones. Most of the unique gestures and design elements
> the Newton UI are subject to copyright or patent or both. For example, the
> designing Notes as an endless roll of paper and carving off lengths of it
> create new Notes is subject to patent protection.
> Cheers
> Tony Kan
> Christchurch
> New Zealand
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> What would it take to grab something like the Android source as a base,
> adapting a Newton-style UI and data sharing model to it? Would that be a
> better option, a roll-your-own Newt?
> [snip]
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