Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 25th Jun 2007 20:30 UTC, submitted by Nitsudima
OSNews, Generic OSes "The Free Software community is well known for its diversity. This is most obvious at the application level, but even exists in the context of operating systems. David Chisnall takes a break from UNIX-derivatives and explores some of the more esoteric options." Note: From experience, I can say that the author's claim that "Haiku is more or less ready for their 1.0 release in terms of features" is a bit overambitious.
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RE[3]: SkyOS
by Core Duo on Tue 26th Jun 2007 12:05 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: SkyOS"
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The pb with skyos is that it is not open-source (harder for massive adoption).

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RE[4]: SkyOS
by predictor on Tue 26th Jun 2007 12:36 in reply to "RE[3]: SkyOS"
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"The pb with skyos is that it is not open-source (harder for massive adoption)."


The way to handle that is by beeing a big company, which SkyOS isn't. If Robert gets a stone in the head or he looses interest (due to fatique or economy or whatever), the OS is basically dead.

I'm impressed by the rate of development, but I think SkyOS would greatly benefit (even financially) by going open source. I think they are a bit afraid of falling into the Linux trap of chaos, but that could be handled by a stricter development process if wanted/needed.

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RE[5]: SkyOS
by Almafeta on Tue 26th Jun 2007 14:38 in reply to "RE[4]: SkyOS"
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SkyOS has already fallen into the trap of 'open-source is best,' and climbed back out of that. It was open-source until (I think) version 4, and free (as in $0) then... and nobody supported it. I think several sections of SkyOS code made their way into other projects, but it was still a one-man project.

Now that they've closed the source, which has let SkyOS become a success, now people want access to the code again... and always to 'contribute' to it.

Edited 2007-06-26 14:41

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