Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 30th Jan 2009 20:58 UTC
SkyOS SkyOS has always been criticised for the fact that you have to pay for it in order to beta test it. I personally never saw a problem with this construction, especially since the price included a full copy of SkyOS 5 (they dropped the five) once it was completed. However, as of late, it has become increasingly clear that there may never be anything like a final version - or another test release for that matter. Update: In the comments, Robert Szeleney explained the current SkyOS situation in more detail. For future readers who find this article via a search engine, I've attached Robert's comment to the actual story for completeness' sake. The reply can also be found on the SkyOS website.
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by Boomshiki on Fri 30th Jan 2009 17:18 UTC
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I doubt the problem here is him not open sourcing the project, but that he is trying to be superman. It's impractical that someone make an OS that is 100% modern, and do it on his own. When he nears completion, the next gen OS of the time will blow him out of the water.

What he needs to do is hire some people (on volunteer basis or not) to sit down with the source code and help with the work. If he could do what he did in 6 years, think of what 10 of him could have done in those 6 years.

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