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[6]: sad
by Thom_Holwerda on Tue 2nd Mar 2010 20:23 UTC in reply to "RE[5]: sad"
Thom_Holwerda
Member since:
2005-06-29

However his claims are highly suspicious given how many man-hours it tak [...] FreeBSD/Linux systems but a posix compatible monokernel?


So, oh great sensei, how many kernels have you written? Where do you get all this experience from? Who made you the authority in this area? All I know is that SkyOS is a project started in the late '90s, and considering how incredibly useless, broken, and totally lacking in hardware support it has been, it is not at all impossible for him to having written this by himself - especially considering he works for a company that coded extensively with vXworks, giving him substantial access to information about hardware covered under NDAs.

So anyways how much money did you send him Thom?


More baseless accusations, but I'll bite: none. I got my beta access as a gift ages ago, because before I joined OSNews, I helped in translation and some other aspects.

Funny how he has been suspected of GPL violations in the past yet never wanted to clear his name by open sourcing the project. What kind of IP would he be giving away here? It isn't as if there is a shortage of Unix-like monokernels.


He works for a company that has access to information under NDAs - which is likely what makes it hard for him to just open source it. This is information you do not have because you have never been involved with the project. Which is fine - but it only serves to illustrate how uninformed you are.

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RE[7]: sad
by nt_jerkface on Tue 2nd Mar 2010 21:14 in reply to "RE[6]: sad"
nt_jerkface Member since:
2009-08-26

I'm not uniformed, but I do have a better sense of software development than you which is why I was calling BULLSHIT on this project from the start while you and others were blindly following as if it was perfectly normal to add extremely complex features in short time frames that just so happen to be in other monokernel systems.

Charging for a beta should have been a red flag for even people who have no concept of how long it takes to write a tcp/ip stack from scratch. You don't PAY FOR A BETA, you're already doing the developer a favor by testing it for free. That should have spelled S-C-A-M.

Now you're making NDA excuses for him. That's great.

How dare we question someone who charges for a beta and then ditches the project in favor of iphone development. Why do you have such a soft spot for him? Maybe you're afraid of him opening the code since it might show that that me and a lot of people on Slashdot have been right all along when it comes to him stealing code. After all those of us who called it vaporware are already 1 for 2.

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