Linked by Andrew Youll on Fri 26th Aug 2005 22:57 UTC, submitted by Matt Turner
SkyOS After a great deal of interest from the community, we have decided to officially open the "SkyOS Code Ransom". In a nutshell, the SkyOS Code Ransom is a system to encourage developers to port various software packages to SkyOS, as well as a way to reward them for their efforts. Depending on how successful and how much interest there is in the "SkyOS Code Ransom", we may expand this feature of the website a great deal more in the future.
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Give it up
by zizban on Sat 27th Aug 2005 02:26 UTC
zizban
Member since:
2005-07-06

Okay, if you don't like SkyOS, fine. Don't use, don't pay for it and don't make unfounded allegations. Really, don't get bent out of shape, just don't be a troll.

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RE: Give it up
by binarycrusader on Sat 27th Aug 2005 02:34 in reply to "Give it up"
binarycrusader Member since:
2005-07-06

Okay, if you don't like SkyOS, fine. Don't use, don't pay for it and don't make unfounded allegations. Really, don't get bent out of shape, just don't be a troll.

I'm not trolling. I can verify it, and am willing to discuss it with a SkyOS developer. Moderating down people's comments just because you don't agree with them is wrong. Did I not qualify my statement by saying that I could only say that SkyOS 4.x series was not written from scratch? Look, I'm sorry you don't believe me, but this is an issue I will only discuss with SkyOS team memebers.

I could have gone off ranting and raving about SkyOS this or that, I never said I hated it or disliked it or wished it ill. I merely corrected some incorrect information posted by a person here. You accuse me of trolling yet I made no inflammatory or otherwise incorrect comments. Don't assume a statement is incorrect based on your beliefs or assumptions. In this particular case, my statement that SkyOS 4.x was not written from scratch is 100% *correct*.

Since I do not have access to SkyOS 5.x I cannot say the same for it. Again, I am willing to privately discuss the matter with the *lead* SkyOS developer and no one else. I refuse to start a flamewar, unlike what you're doing now.

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RE[2]: Give it up
by binarycrusader on Sat 27th Aug 2005 02:41 in reply to "RE: Give it up"
binarycrusader Member since:
2005-07-06

To whomever keeps moderating down my completely valid and legitimate comments: shame on you!

Just because SkyOS is your favourite, you have to go on a vigilante rampage and moderate down any comments you perceive as negative. Half the comments in this thread that weren't trolls, flames, or otherwise but could be possibly viewed as being negative towards SkyOS have been moderated down. It's shameful, absolutely shameful.

OSNews should promote discussion about topics, whether it's negative or positive discussion. As long as it's reasonable it should be respected.

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RE[2]: Give it up
by Kelly Rush on Sun 28th Aug 2005 00:10 in reply to "RE: Give it up"
Kelly Rush Member since:
2005-06-30

So verify it. Or don't. But please stop posting that you have definitive evidence that GPL/LGPL code is being used in a way that violates those respective licenses. Unless you are willing to present your evidence, that is libel.

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