Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 26th Jan 2006 18:08 UTC, submitted by Sebastian Schildt
ReactOS People visiting the ReactOS website today were in for a shock. "Accusations have been made by some of ReactOS' own developers about certain parts of ReactOS code. The project is suspending development pending legal council. The project will resume once the issue has been rectified." I could not find any more information, as the links to the mailinglist archives are dead.
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Smoked idea... :P
by Marco Ravich on Thu 26th Jan 2006 23:17 UTC
Marco Ravich
Member since:
2006-01-01

Why not move to OS/2 ?
Wanna remember all of you that today Windows comes from NT that was something a "backdoor into IBM's a$$".
Many petitions (mine too) and a little little baby: os3ree (www.osfree.org)

Microsoft has just released their code, so ReactOS goal now sounds like "reinventing the weel".

If i remember well, IBM can't relese 'some parts of the code' so: why don't we 'revive the phoenix' ?

(I think that IBM would be proud to 'open a backdoor' into a MicroSoft "world"...)

Edited 2006-01-26 23:20

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RE: Smoked idea... :P
by BluenoseJake on Fri 27th Jan 2006 17:31 in reply to "Smoked idea... :P"
BluenoseJake Member since:
2005-08-11

MS did not release thier code to the average OSS programmer, they released to people willing/able to pay thier fees, and you know that won't be cheap.

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RE: Smoked idea... :P
by rcsteiner on Fri 27th Jan 2006 19:02 in reply to "Smoked idea... :P"
rcsteiner Member since:
2005-07-12

Moving to wouldn't gain you much if your focus is to reproduce NT internals or the Win32 API, since OS/2 and NT diverged almost completely around 1992 (IBM wrote its own 32-bit OS/2 kernel, and NT was made more VMS-like by Cutler and associates when MS hired them from DEC).

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