Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 2nd Mar 2010 14:04 UTC
SkyOS Over the past couple of months, I've been getting a number of emails asking me about SkyOS' status. Since I didn't know anything beyond what's on the SkyOS website, and because, well, I have no affiliation with SkyOS, I couldn't really reply to these emails. However, after yet another email sent to me late last week, I decided to simply... Email Robert Szeleney, the man behind the project.
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RE[2]: open source?
by merkoth on Tue 2nd Mar 2010 14:25 UTC in reply to "RE: open source?"
merkoth
Member since:
2006-09-22

SkyOS is known for being in a perpetual state of unfinishedness. Open sourcing it would make it even more so.

Why?


Apologies for being a troll, but I do not feel that open sourcing it is necessarily the solution. It’s his project and I’d rather hear it directly from him where he wants it to go.

What's better: An unfinished project being worked on, or just an unfinished project?

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RE[3]: open source?
by kaiwai on Tue 2nd Mar 2010 21:26 in reply to "RE[2]: open source?"
kaiwai Member since:
2005-07-06

SkyOS is known for being in a perpetual state of unfinishedness. Open sourcing it would make it even more so.

Why?


I suggest you take a look at OpenSolaris. So much promise when it was originally open sourced only to find there has been bugger all outside contributions from the great unwashed programming masses. Open sourcing something isn't the panacea to solve all of lifes problems.

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RE[4]: open source?
by merkoth on Wed 3rd Mar 2010 00:26 in reply to "RE[3]: open source?"
merkoth Member since:
2006-09-22

Agreed. But opensourced at least stands a chance. That is, if Mr. Szeleney doesn't find partners to keep it alive.

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RE[4]: open source?
by tylerdurden on Wed 3rd Mar 2010 02:07 in reply to "RE[3]: open source?"
tylerdurden Member since:
2009-03-17

FreeBSD's D-trace and ZFS beg to differ...

Furthermore, the whole point of OpenSolaris was to act as a test bed for future technologies destined to end up in future iterations of Solaris, not as a pool to develop their kernel using unpaid anonymous parties.

This is probably one of those times in which you equate your perception of something you know nothing about (in terms of specifics), with reality.

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