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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Comment by jigzat
by jigzat on Sat 31st Jan 2009 20:59 UTC
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I don't know if opensource is the way to go. It seems that every single project that has problems becomes opensource and there is too much wasted efforts. My sugestion would be to merge with some other project and use the best of both, Maybe Haiku, after all they share the same filesystem although SkyOS has some really radical stuff on it. Maybe both projects could establish some form of standard API for devices that way developers of both worlds could make more broad drivers.

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