Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 9th Mar 2009 23:21 UTC
SkyOS At the end of January this year, I wrote a rather harsh, but honest article on the state of SkyOS. I was very worried that the closed-source operating system, for which users have to pay in order to beta test it, would never reach a final version, something that was promised to the people paying the price. This feeling was strengthened by a lack of updates; we were five months without news, six months without a release, and 8 months without a changelog update. My article got the ball rolling, but now that we're five weeks down the road, is that ball still rolling?
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RE[5]: payment or donation
by yahya on Fri 13th Mar 2009 09:41 UTC in reply to "RE[4]: payment or donation"
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" Bernd Korz' "last words" on ZETA were pretty similar to that.

But that's not relevant. ZETA was a pirated copy [1] of BeOS so they had no choice. SkyOS have no such issues.



That was only after Korz had announced that he ceases ZETA development and mulled about open-sourcing it.

Up to that point, the lack of transparency is what makes both businesses similar. Apart from that both were closed-source and did not collect donations but sold a product, part of which was a promise for future improvement, which both failed to deliver.

Again, you cannot have customers and then complain that they start behaving like customers...

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