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[3]: payment or donation
by yahya on Fri 13th Mar 2009 07:40 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: payment or donation"
yahya
Member since:
2007-03-29

"So now SkyOS is not just another abandoned project, it is a failed business. Just as BeOS and ZETA before.


Abandoned? I think it's time to reiterate Robert's last words on the matter so far:

"Anyway, I will do my best to find the best possible solution for SkyOS and its future."

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Bernd Korz' "last words" on ZETA were pretty similar to that.

Edited 2009-03-13 07:40 UTC

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RE[4]: payment or donation
by nick_vaj on Fri 13th Mar 2009 08:33 in reply to "RE[3]: payment or donation"
nick_vaj Member since:
2009-03-11

Bernd Korz' "last words" on ZETA were pretty similar to that.


But that's not relevant. ZETA was a pirated copy [1] of BeOS so they had no choice. SkyOS have no such issues.

Nick.

[1] http://www.bitsofnews.com/content/view/5498/44/

Edited 2009-03-13 08:36 UTC

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RE[5]: payment or donation
by yahya on Fri 13th Mar 2009 09:41 in reply to "RE[4]: payment or donation"
yahya Member since:
2007-03-29

" Bernd Korz' "last words" on ZETA were pretty similar to that.


But that's not relevant. ZETA was a pirated copy [1] of BeOS so they had no choice. SkyOS have no such issues.

Nick.

[1] http://www.bitsofnews.com/content/view/5498/44/
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That was only after Korz had announced that he ceases ZETA development and mulled about open-sourcing it.

Up to that point, the lack of transparency is what makes both businesses similar. Apart from that both were closed-source and did not collect donations but sold a product, part of which was a promise for future improvement, which both failed to deliver.

Again, you cannot have customers and then complain that they start behaving like customers...

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