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.
Thread beginning with comment 411843
To read all comments associated with this story, please click here.
nt_jerkface
Member since:
2009-08-26

There was too much work being done for one person.

I remember his little followers telling me that Robert wasn't taking BSD networking code either. I was told he built the TCP/IP stack from scratch which gave me quite a good laugh. He forked the file system but not the networking stack. Right....

Charging for a beta should have been a red flag.

Reply Score: 4

brynet Member since:
2010-03-02

Because it's impossible for one person to develop an OS and write their own networking stack? please, stop being so damn ignorant.

Take a look at the OSDev community, there are a handful of projects that do indeed support networking.

Reply Parent Score: 1

ssa2204 Member since:
2006-04-22

It does beg the question, and I see nothing wrong with bringing this up.

Sorry to sound so negative but I always thought this project was a joke, and when the news hit last year I was not surprised in the least. In fact I predicted as much. And I predict now that one year away you will still see absolutely no movement. I won't go any further than to say that this whole project was suspicious to say the least from the first day I heard of it. Suspicious is actually the kind word in replacement of other adjectives I would much prefer to use.

Reply Parent Score: 5

nt_jerkface Member since:
2009-08-26

You're the one who is ignorant.

The Linux kernel was recently pegged at over a billion in value due to the amount of work that has gone into it.

Yet I am supposed to believe that Robert made his own posix compatible monokernel and tcp/ip stack in a few years without taking GPL or BSD code.

But he did fork the file system, and so we are supposed to just take his word that he didn't take code from anywhere else?

You were probably one of the people that paid for the beta. I called this vapor-ware from the start and Robert's little followers called me ignorant then among other things.

Open-sourcing SkyOS would show how similar the kernel is to Linux and FreeBSD and I would expect directly copied GPL code as well.

Individuals can build hobby operating systems but SkyOS was developed too quickly and had too many features for one person to build from scratch.

Now after charging people to run a beta (hilarious) he doesn't want to open source the project and is now interested in iphone development. That sounds like a person of character who would never steal code.

Reply Parent Score: 3