Linked by Eugenia Loli on Mon 12th Jan 2004 05:21 UTC, submitted by Simon Strandgaard
OSNews, Generic OSes When new operating systems gets designed today, great systems such as Amiga, Atari and VMS, seems to get overlooked in regard to their original features not found on other OSes. It might be time to collect and categorize those special unique features under the great/lost ideas wiki, so new OSes don't have to re-invent the wheel and re-innovate.
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Re Steve...
by Solar on Mon 12th Jan 2004 09:07 UTC

Steve, two points:

1) When you want to develop an OS, you either do it all on your own, or you try to convince lots of over-hyped GPL groupies that there's something that cannot be done in Linux. Both near to impossible. Or you create a company and pay developers to do the job. A company has to sell something. Now, you can either make your OS Open Source but so hard to understand and handle that you can sell manuals, precompiled distributions and nifty installers - or you make your OS simple to use and *charge* for your product. That's called "free market"...

2) Most if not all of the stuff in that Wiki is about *design* questions. Design is not done in code, and in plain sight for anyone capable to see even if the code is proprietary. If anything, complain about patents that disallow being inspired by a design...