Linked by Eugenia Loli on Tue 29th Mar 2005 05:28 UTC, submitted by Kelly Rush
SkyOS In the next beta of SkyOS, users can look forward to seeing a completely re-designed Viewer. The new Viewer will take advantage of the powerful features of the SkyFS (derived from Haiku's BFS), including extremely fast searching and organizing of files, on-the-fly filtering of files and folders within the Viewer, fast insertion of meta-data into multiple files, and more. Update: Screenshots!
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Re: xerxes2
by Joe on Tue 29th Mar 2005 14:28 UTC

A new "painting" can be created from the same paint, brushes and even using the same paining techniques of other painters and still be unique. Using your line of argument, it is possible to argue that every painter should create their own materials and borrow no features from the work of other painters.

Another metaphore: most car makers make their engines using the generalised model of a car engine as their basis. Different makers however change the generalised design of a car engine to increase efficiency in some way. How is a car maker modifing the generalised design of a car engine any different to the SkyOS team modifing the OpenBFS?
If you oppose SkyOS using a modified version of the OpenBFS, shouldn't you also oppose car makers 'stealing' the concept of using an internal combustion engine as a power source for a car?

The process of development mostly involves building on and improving the work of others; not the re-invention of already invented components. Building on something which is well-ordered and already exists takes less time and usually produces better results than re-inventing something which already exists.