You are exactly right.
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At 02:47 PM 5/29/2003 -0700, brian gerkey wrote:
On Thu, 29 May 2003, Richard
> ActivMedia have assured me that the software bundled with the
> Pioneer 3 package comes at no cost to the purchaser. ARIA (the
> replacement) is GPL. Saphira is under conventional copyright, but
> free by its author(s).
That's good to know.
But, to be clear, ARIA is not a P2OS replacement. Rather (at least
understand it), P2OS is being replaced by AROS, which is *not* Open
Source. P2OS and AROS are embedded OSs that run on the
microcontroller and do things like low-level motor control and
ARIA, on the other hand, is more like a Saphira replacement, or at
alternative. It runs on the host computer (e.g., PC104, laptop) and
to the robot's microcontroller over an RS232 line. So Saphira,
Player, and ARIA are mutually exclusive choices that the user has
writing programs that control ActivMedia robots. Player and ARIA
Source; Saphira and Ayllu are not.