Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 3rd Aug 2007 23:09 UTC
SkyOS SkyOS beta 6762 has been released. "SkyOS Beta 6762 is now available to download directly from the Beta Center. This build features the new Viewer, a huge performance increase, 36 additional API Classes, updated libraries, a new font alpha blending method, 280+ fixed bugs including critical boot bug fixes."
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It doesn' t matter how many...
by whomever on Sat 4th Aug 2007 23:50 UTC
whomever
Member since:
2007-08-04

It doesn't matter how many releases there are! The truth of the matter is that Robert uses GPL code and then he bunches it all together for a *beta release*

Lets look at: http://www.skyos.org/documents/ddk/html/example_viarhine_driver.htm...


Does that not just look like the linux driver? Look at some of the functions(viaNetReceive(), viaNetInterrupt()) and lets also look at the register names, don't they look familar?

Doesn't everyone see that as *great* as Robert is that he is without a doubt porting all this and pawning it off as his own. I for one will not stand for this! The GPL(and other licenses) are meant to protect the developer. I want to see copyrights on the code he uses and I want to see this code. That is only fair. If you are going to use someones code and it is OSS code then be a man and release it.

Reply Score: 5

Obscurus Member since:
2006-04-20

There is nothing what you have said that demonstrates any violation of copyright. SkyOS is a mostly POSIX compliant OS, so of course a lot of headers and functions are going to be very similar in appearance and structure to those in Linux. It allows for easy porting of Linux/UNIX software, and being a small OS, ease of porting software from other platforms is going to be a major consideration. If you have actually got some hard evidence (eg you have disassembled the OS) that Robert has done something illegal or unethical, then by all means present it, but if you don't, then the presumption of innocence until guilt is proven beyond reasonable doubt should prevail, and you should refrain from making slanderous allegations with nothing more than idle supposition on your part to back them up.

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KLU9 Member since:
2006-12-06

It doesn't matter how many releases of Unix there are! The truth of the matter is that AT&T uses GPL code and then bunches it all together.

Lets look at any driver for Sys V.

Does that not just look like the linux driver? Look at some of the functions(viaNetReceive(), viaNetInterrupt()) and lets also look at the register names, don't they look familar?

Doesn't everyone see that as *great* as AT&T is that it is without a doubt porting all this and pawning it off as its own. I for one will not stand for this! The GPL(and other licenses) are meant to protect the developer. I want to see copyrights on the code he uses and I want to see this code. That is only fair. If you are going to use someones code and it is OSS code then be a man and release it.

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snozzberry Member since:
2005-11-14

I see what you did there.

Reply Parent Score: 1