Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 2nd Mar 2010 14:04 UTC
SkyOS Over the past couple of months, I've been getting a number of emails asking me about SkyOS' status. Since I didn't know anything beyond what's on the SkyOS website, and because, well, I have no affiliation with SkyOS, I couldn't really reply to these emails. However, after yet another email sent to me late last week, I decided to simply... Email Robert Szeleney, the man behind the project.
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RE: sad
by Laurence on Tue 2nd Mar 2010 17:48 UTC in reply to "sad"
Laurence
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2007-03-26

Indeed.

If he doesn't have the motivation to keep the project alive, then he should at least delegate it rather than stringing people along with "it's not dead! it's not dead! Honest" while coding for other projects.

While I think the whole open source argument is a little unfair (it's his project and FOSS isn't the answer for every development), at the very least he should be looking for partners.

It's almost as if he's just holding out for a corporate buyer. But I can't see there being any money there. If a free and more complete system like Linux is struggling, then what hope is there for an obscure OS like SkyOS?
Plus the OS market moves pretty rapidly so 6 months of stagnation can be lethal - let alone the 18 months of closed doors we've had.

I very nearly paid in to SkyOS about 6 months before it's death *ahem* hold (house move kept my finances tied up at the time). Part of me is gutted as it looked great - but most of me is chuffing glad I hadn't otherwise I'd have felt somewhat ripped off.

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