Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 16th Jan 2007 13:34 UTC, submitted by Tomasz Dominikowski
SkyOS Lots of news on SkyOS. Kaffe using GNU Classpath (without AWT) is now working fine on SkyOS, just like Wine. Although there is no Wine graphics driver yet, you can already start Windows console applications directly from within SkyOS (once a Wine/SkyGI backend is available Wine should run on SkyOS as good as it does on Linux, and will be available via Software Store). On the driver side there is now an ACPI driver including support for ACPI power/sleep buttons (a SkyOS service, the PowerMonitor, will react on power events with configurable actions like shutdown, reboot, etc.). And finally, the SkyOS LiveCD is shaping together and should soon be available. Take a look at the changelog for all updates. Note: If you have problems accessing the SkyOS.org website, please click read more for how to solve this issue. Other than that, read more for a first glimpse of yet another improvement coming to SkyOS.
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Lakedaemon
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2005-08-07

Lol...

Man, the stuff between <innocent> and >/innocent> was irony... I never tried to make points, I just wanted to show things in a funny perspective with a ring of truth to it.


What always amazes me is that people deny SkyOS the right to legally and respectfully use GPL software
but they are never as agressiv towards windows, Mac os x, Linux (yes, linux has to comply to the GPL rules too), or other oses...

Another thing that amazes me is that people (I don't say you did) tend to equal Linux and GPL, which is not true :

There is BSD code
There is GPL code
There is code under other licences.

Linux isn't the gpl, it's licensed under the GPL...it "belongs" to the gpl license...(lol, see if you can change linux's license...)

And...

Gnu/Linux uses GPL code a lot (like 80 % of linux ? ), and BSD code (like 10% those are guesses) and other (free) code...

SKYOS uses no GPL code but (I might be wrong there) may use some Haiku/BSD licensed code, the apps that we can install upon it with the software store use GPL code or BSD...and (free) others


Now, the GPL code has NOT been written for linux.
Emacs and gcc have been written long before linux started to exist.

The GPL code has been written...to belong to the GPL.
Now, a lot of project (linux, windows, solaris, skyos, haiku, etc..) may use GPL under some legal condition.

Now, I don't care what intent the GPL was written for.

As it was written, the GPL gained an existence of it's own (that isn't completely true to it's original creator's intent anymore...if it was, he wouldn't try to promote GPLv3).



Now, I quite like the GPL (though I like the BSD much better) but I just hate Zealots (and GPL zealots in particular).

What is really nice with the free licences is the possibility to see the sources (and the fact that it's free).

Now, please don't try to force feed me the GPL. Thank you.

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