Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 29th Nov 2006 20:49 UTC, submitted by frik85
ReactOS ReactOS, the open source implementation of a Windows XP/2003 compatible operating system, just published a new interview in their series of interviews with ReactOS developers. Today's interview features the main DirectX implementation developer Magnus Olsen.
Thread beginning with comment 186880
To read all comments associated with this story, please click here.
Reverse Engineering
by kjn9 on Thu 30th Nov 2006 22:08 UTC
kjn9
Member since:
2006-01-17

The modded-down posts include the text of a message purportedly from a well-known ReactOS dev to the ros-dev mailing list.

The message was at
http://www.reactos.org/archives/public/ros-dev/2006-January/007472....
but has been removed from that list. It's no surprise - if the message was not spoofed, it is so damning that it destroys the credibility of ReactOS as an original piece of work.

It's a real shame, because ReactOS is a really promising project, and along with many others I was watching the progress of the project with keen anticipation. The ReactOS team must somehow resolve the accusations of copying. Until it does, we should take the view that there's nothing to see here.

Reply Score: 3

RE: Reverse Engineering
by predictor on Fri 1st Dec 2006 09:15 in reply to "Reverse Engineering"
predictor Member since:
2006-11-30

Hm, so the post was real? That sucks :-(

Reply Parent Score: 2

RE: Reverse Engineering
by againstFUD on Fri 1st Dec 2006 17:33 in reply to "Reverse Engineering"
againstFUD Member since:
2006-11-22

ReactOS devs probably heard you, because they started an audit of their code. See http://www.reactos.org/wiki/index.php/Audit for details.
According to their home page, most of the code has been audited, without finding anything suspect.

Reply Parent Score: 0

RE[2]: Reverse Engineering
by 2th_noname on Fri 1st Dec 2006 19:09 in reply to "RE: Reverse Engineering"
2th_noname Member since:
2006-11-24

ReactOS devs probably heard you, because they started an audit of their code. See http://www.reactos.org/wiki/index.php/Audit for details. According to their home page, most of the code has been audited, without finding anything suspect.

According to their 'Intellectual Property Policy', a developer which had access to the 'leaked windows source code' cannot be a developer for ReactOS (see section C on www.reactos.org/en/dev_legalreview.html ).

At least 4 developers including Alex had or have access to the 'leaked windows source code'. If the ReactOS developers don't follow theirs one policy, which value has then their statements or the audit? It's simply a fake.

And looking to the first comment from Magnus:
you have not follow ReactOS at all if u have, you will found it was never talk about "leaked Windows source code", it was about how some devloper use IDA and wich metof that should be use and how.

Magnus is one of the ReactOS developers, which has got the original 'Open Letter' with all names. Now he has some 'memory gaps'.

Reply Parent Score: 1