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[5]: payment or donation
by yahya on Fri 13th Mar 2009 09:41 UTC 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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RE[6]: payment or donation
by nick_vaj on Fri 13th Mar 2009 10:00 in reply to "RE[5]: payment or donation"
nick_vaj Member since:
2009-03-11


That was only after Korz had announced that he ceases ZETA development and mulled about open-sourcing it.


As usual, you are wrong.

If you compare the ZETA and SkyOS cases, you obviously need an entry in my kill-file. LOL.

Nick.

Edited 2009-03-13 10:00 UTC

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RE[7]: payment or donation
by yahya on Fri 13th Mar 2009 10:52 in reply to "RE[6]: payment or donation"
yahya Member since:
2007-03-29

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That was only after Korz had announced that he ceases ZETA development and mulled about open-sourcing it.


As usual, you are wrong.
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Nope, I am not. Read the link you have posted. It was the announcement that ZETA development would cease and Korz' public deliberations about open-sourcing it, which actually prompted the reaction by ACCESS, Inc. As long as development was still ongoing, they never made any public statement about it.

If you compare the ZETA and SkyOS cases, you obviously need an entry in my kill-file. LOL.


Your business. Please go ahead.

Edited 2009-03-13 10:55 UTC

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