Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 25th Jun 2009 21:59 UTC, submitted by JayDee
SkyOS Not too long ago, Robert Szeleney put the development of SkyOS on a temporary hold. The challenges in keeping up with the ever-changing world of hardware support were simply too big to continue SkyOS then-current development model. As a result, Szeleney recently came up with the idea of using a Linux or NetBSD kernel as the base for SkyOS. Well, we've got a progress report on that one, and in true Szeleney fashion, a lot of work has already been done.
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Lumbergh
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2005-06-29

Why are you calling him greedy?

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v_bobok Member since:
2008-08-01

What Window manager? Looks like SkyOS/Linux will use its own graphic engine. Or not?

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marcp Member since:
2007-11-23

What I actually said is that he *seems* to be little greedy. From what I know he is trying to sold out his OS for some amount of money, although it is based on OSS efforts. I know BSD license is far more liberal for sure, but he decided to use GPL, which isn't that liberal when it comes to keeping your own code closed and letting you simply sold your work [and that seems to be the case here, as an author wants to sold his OS in a closed-source model and earn some money for living].
Another thing is that SkyOS doesn't seem to be any innovational. Sure it has a nice GUI and all, but that doesn't make secure/desktop/server OS. It just has to be functional and secure [and putting your GUI on top of the linux kernel doesn't make a wise choice I guess. NetBSD kernel would be far more secure, fast; and it has linux_compat mode too].

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