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]: sad
by Thom_Holwerda on Tue 2nd Mar 2010 19:17 UTC in reply to "RE: sad"
Thom_Holwerda
Member since:
2005-06-29

Open sourcing the code would just reveal how much GPL and BSD code he actually took.


And you have proof supporting this statement?

You kill and eat babies. I'm sure of it. I can't prove it, but I just know.

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RE[3]: sad
by nt_jerkface on Tue 2nd Mar 2010 19:30 in reply to "RE[2]: sad"
nt_jerkface Member since:
2009-08-26

You're naive if you think he created a posix compatible monokernel and an original tcp/ip stack without borrowing a significant amount of GPL and BSD code.

He's a very talented developer but also a liar.

Ask him to open source just the kernel and tcp/ip stack for academic reasons. Let's see what lousy excuse he comes up with.

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RE[4]: sad
by Thom_Holwerda on Tue 2nd Mar 2010 19:47 in reply to "RE[3]: sad"
Thom_Holwerda Member since:
2005-06-29

He's a very talented developer but also a liar.


Proof, sonny. You can't make claims like this without proof.

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RE[4]: sad
by bebop on Tue 2nd Mar 2010 22:33 in reply to "RE[3]: sad"
bebop Member since:
2009-05-12

While using GPL without releasing at least that part of the source code would indeed violate the terms of the GPL, there is absolutely nothing wrong with using BSD and not releasing the source code. With this in mind he easily could have used one of the *BSD's network code, and he would have had no obligations to then release his source code.

This is in fact what was done with Haiku-os implementation of the Be file system. SkyOS took the implementation and used it. This is acceptable under the terms of the BSD license.

I also agree with Thom that you cannot prove he used GPL (which I hope you are convinced is the only thing that would be a problem) without seeing his source code. So please be considerate of the amount of work that someone put into this operating system.

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