Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 28th Dec 2006 22:19 UTC, submitted by frik85
ReactOS Apart from a new newsletter, ReactOS has also published its sixth interview with one of the developers. Art Yerkes, born in Philadelphia, PA, USA in 1974. He's been involved with ReactOS since 2002 and contributed primarily to the keyboard code in win32k and the network code. Lately much of the work has been networking related, as well as slowly giving birth to a PowerPC architecture port.
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"A needed reality check"
by KenJackson on Fri 29th Dec 2006 19:09 UTC
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If it sounds far fetched to say that the EULA for microsoft operating systems has recently been fairly draconian then you haven't been reading closely. There are disturbing aspects to the availability and use of information collected by operating system software. ReactOS and free/open source software provide a needed reality check that keeps commercial software vendors from acting as an oligarchy with regard to limiting user freedom and taking more liberties with users' private information.

This guy nailed an important issue.

Like most people, I either don't read EULAs or just skim them. But anytime I look close I'm dismayed and concerned by what I'm agreeing to.

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