Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 18th Mar 2013 13:07 UTC, submitted by Chris_G
SkyOS The SkyOS website went offline last week following the expiration of its domain name. SkyOS was a thing way, way back in the day, but fizzled out due to disinterest from its lead (and only) developer. It's definitively gone now - I used to have virtually every release from 2.x onwards on discs here, but I threw them all out a few years ago. If you're feeling nostalgic, peruse our SkyOS news archive.
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RE: It was proprietary
by BlueofRainbow on Tue 19th Mar 2013 22:16 UTC in reply to "It was proprietary"
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Many hobby OS explores new concepts and are driven by passionate coders/users. They often get shelved when other interests generate even stronger passions for the developer(s).

Some others are under-pinned by hopes of some commercial success. For a small team, it would not take that many "sales" (e.g. the betas for a fee) every year to provide a decent income - even if complementary to a regular day job.

From many hints (e.g. the AppStore) I have seen on the SkyOS web site, it appears that Robert had hopes of a commercial success one day. As that day did not seem to get nearer, interest faded.

Hopefully, he will let-it-go and open-source it for others to be passionate about it.

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