Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 1st Jan 2007 22:30 UTC
SkyOS Hell was already frozen anyway, but apparantly, the SkyOS team is trying to bring hell's temperature to absolute zero, since they are saying 2007 might see a release of SkyOS 5. "After what seems about 30 years worth of work (I'm sure even more to Robert), SkyOS will finally be released to the public. Lots of details are still being worked out on this one (as well as the obvious issues still present in the system), but we're really shooting to make it happen."
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>A release date is ALWAYS a prediction

Well... I see your point

>What I see, is a team member saying there's a 70% chance >SkyOS 5 will be released in 2007. That's well above 50%, >and hence the word "promise"

Yet to promise is much stronger than to predict. And your changed words could harm Kelly in the future.

Say, if Skyos 5 isn't released in 2007,
with the "promise" word, Kelly will be branded a liar, someone who doesn't uphold his words.

with the "predict" word, Kelly should be safe though...

I'm pretty sure that you thought a lot about it, but please, pretty please don't change words/add another meaning to what other says...

If you still insist on using the "promise" word...
well, why don't you say instead
"I, Thom holwerda, promise that the SkyOS Team will release SkyOS 5 in 2007..."

I wouldn't have written that if you didn't believe that, would you ?

And, that solves the problem :
YOU take the responsability if the "prediction that turned into a promise" isn't upheld, not Kelly ;)


Edited.. bad.... the title has been changed to "they say that it might be released" which is fine by me...^_^
Please accept my humble excuses

Edited 2007-01-02 18:18

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