Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 9th Mar 2009 23:21 UTC
SkyOS At the end of January this year, I wrote a rather harsh, but honest article on the state of SkyOS. I was very worried that the closed-source operating system, for which users have to pay in order to beta test it, would never reach a final version, something that was promised to the people paying the price. This feeling was strengthened by a lack of updates; we were five months without news, six months without a release, and 8 months without a changelog update. My article got the ball rolling, but now that we're five weeks down the road, is that ball still rolling?
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RE[2]: Huh?
by liamdawe on Tue 10th Mar 2009 19:56 UTC in reply to "RE: Huh?"
liamdawe
Member since:
2006-07-04

It was a popular idea on here when Thom first floated the idea.

I know that i was keeping up, but a popular idea does not mean people where Demanding it as some people seem to think.

I paid for the beta under the impression/idea and the promise from Robert to get the full OS out of it too, which has not been delivered, i would LIKE to see it open sourced and i am not demanding anything, to make it clear.

Oh and don't bother bashing me, i have been around skyos for a long time, we where promised the full skyos 5.0 (as it was going to be called). The join page to become a beta member specifically said we are paying for access to the beta AS WELL as the full os.

That said i hardly see how people "demanding" it to be open sourced would make Robert feel less motivated as someone quoted from a conversation they had, if it was my project it would damn well push me to do something with it as there is so much interest.

For god sakes Robert don't let it die, or your wasted the beta testers money and a massive amount of your own invested time.

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RE[3]: Huh?
by MamiyaOtaru on Tue 10th Mar 2009 20:58 in reply to "RE[2]: Huh?"
MamiyaOtaru Member since:
2005-11-11

"It was a popular idea on here when Thom first floated the idea.
I know that i was keeping up, but a popular idea does not mean people where Demanding it as some people seem to think. "

Exactly. I don't think anyone is demanding that it be open sourced. But it would sure be a shame not to. If the choice is between having it die off for good, or having it possibly continue with other coders doing work, it would be a crying shame to choose the former. But obviously it's up to him.

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