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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Question about SkyOS and practicality
by sjk on Tue 29th Mar 2005 16:44 UTC

No, I'm not trying to slam the SkyOS effort.

However, I am rather interested (although poor as heck) to purchase a license for SkyOS, but unsure with a with a relatively dim future. Therefore, I would like to ask this question to the SkyOS team...

Have you ever thought of "Releasing the source code under BSD license" (or GPL if the team pleases) NOT at this particular moment, but if (or when) the team decides to discontinue the effort (was is Transgaming or Codeweavers who came up with such a plan?)?

I am one of the many (ok, I may be optimistically thinking) who got burnt with the "focus shift" of Be Inc., and am hesitant of purchasing a license without a "the project can be continued by interested parties since the code will be released if/when we decide to quit working on the codebase"-type assurance.

I understand that it is your code, so you have the right to do whatever you want with your own code. Just was curious...

sjk