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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In truth, I think that most people took issue with your belligerent and offensive tone. No one likes to be called (or to see their champions called) "clowns".

But you've got an interesting point from an engineering or even a political/economic perspective, that given that true programming talent and skill is a limited resource, why should it be put toward a project that will never really achieve its goal? I think that this view is too narrow, however, and in research there's always so-called "wasted" effort. ReactOS should be treated as a research project, and I suspect that its main usefulness will come from the knowledge gained among its participants. Who knows how Aleksey Bragin will use his findings to change the world in the years to come?

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