[extropy-chat] Re: SPACE: where are we?

Mike Lorrey mlorrey at yahoo.com
Mon Feb 9 03:29:24 UTC 2004

--- Rik van Riel <riel at surriel.com> wrote:
> On Sat, 7 Feb 2004, Robert J. Bradbury wrote:
> > One has to wonder what open source development of the Mars Rover
> > software might have been capable of?
> While I am a very big open source proponent myself,
> it will be worth realising that in this case it
> probably wouldn't have helped much, if any.
> For one, only NASA seems to have the hardware to
> run these programs on, so there won't be many home
> users reporting bugs and sending in patches...

Yes, this is a point. It also seems that this computer system is common
to quite a number of NASA probes.

Mike Lorrey
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