Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 18th Jan 2010 16:06 UTC, submitted by fireball
ReactOS The ReactOS project aims to be an open source Windows NT-compatible operating system which can run Windows applications and utilise Windows drivers. Obviously, this is quite a daunting task, and as such, progress has been relatively slow. As a result, project coordinator and kernel developer Aleksey Bragin has proposed a rather drastic solution.
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I don't need to have created anything to criticize something. It's always the cheapest cop-out, especially in the world of Open Source, that random people suddenly ask for your developer credentials as soon as you criticize an Open Source project. Most software is made for *users*, and if some Open Source sissy can't take criticism, he should stay out of the kitchen.

I disagree. You don't have to be happy with some application or open source "product"; it is possible than you do not like it because it does not fulfills your needs, it has a lot of bugs, it has no the quality you are used to, etc... But, if you have no the skills to do something better than the thing you are criticizing, I suppose you should at least respect the people that made it and be constructive to help them to improve their stuff instead of bashing it.

Oh, you got that wrong. I disrespect them precisely because of their work. It's redundant. It's irrelevant. If I want Windows, I buy Windows. A fully function-complete clone of even XP/2003 is IMO a sweet, fleeting dream.

I also disagre on this point with you.

I am a software developer and though I do code for Linux and Mac, I respect A LOT the Win32 API and, thus, to their developers too.

I like Java a lot, but that thing does not mean that I do not respect to the .NET framework architects.

In brief, you don't have to like anything you don't want to, but everything turns around respect to others' work.

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