Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 26th Nov 2007 21:36 UTC, submitted by Coldfirex
SkyOS SkyOS build 6814 has been released. Among its new features are streaming support, system-wide spell checking, the Mozilla embedded Gecko engine (which is used to create a few applications like a Wikipedia reader), an updated Viewer (file manager), a new theme engine, and more.
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RE: my 2cents
by madcrow on Tue 27th Nov 2007 01:52 UTC in reply to "my 2cents"
madcrow
Member since:
2006-03-13

the guy DID write a kernel and a GUI stack all on his own. That's nothing to sneeze at, but still, SkyOS IS decidedly FOSS hostile given the fact that it relies so heavily on FOSS components.

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RE[2]: my 2cents
by umccullough on Tue 27th Nov 2007 02:01 in reply to "RE: my 2cents"
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2006-01-26

SkyOS IS decidedly FOSS hostile given the fact that it relies so heavily on FOSS components

You must be joking... FOSS-hostile, in my opinion, would be something like intentionally using proprietary technologies, formats, and APIs, refusing to give out the specifications, and then maybe use trademarks, patents, and anti-reverse-engineering laws to attack and sue FOSS projects that attempt to reverse-engineer, recreate or, even coexist with the product.

If you believe porting and using FOSS software, including those released under non-GPL licenses, on a closed-source operating system is "hostile" toward those same FOSS projects, then I'm certain there's a lot of people that disagree with you.

Robert has contributed back to several of the open-source projects that he uses.

Strongly-opinionated, biased people with half-assed "facts" annoy me to no end.

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RE[2]: my 2cents
by Soulbender on Tue 27th Nov 2007 04:02 in reply to "RE: my 2cents"
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2005-08-18

SkyOS IS decidedly FOSS hostile given the fact that it relies so heavily on FOSS components.


Yeah, I can see where you're coming from. He's abiding by the licenses and gives credit where credit is due. He is clearly hostile...

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