Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 18th Jan 2010 16:06 UTC, submitted by fireball
ReactOS The ReactOS project aims to be an open source Windows NT-compatible operating system which can run Windows applications and utilise Windows drivers. Obviously, this is quite a daunting task, and as such, progress has been relatively slow. As a result, project coordinator and kernel developer Aleksey Bragin has proposed a rather drastic solution.
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1. Create a problem that doesn't exist (i.e. the need for a Windows clone).
2. Find a sucky solution that somehow, kind of works after using lots of duct tape (i.e. ReactOS).
3. Let the project die a slow death (they're still working on that).

There are too many clowns today who do Open Source just for the sake of Open Source.

Edited 2010-01-18 17:17 UTC

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