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by Aeneas
Wed Oct 16, 2019 10:27 pm
Forum: General Discussion and Feedback
Topic: What would happen to the ReactOS project if Microsoft decided to make Windows open source, and will it ever happen?
Replies: 24
Views: 2068

Re: What would happen to the ReactOS project if Microsoft decided to make Windows open source, and will it ever happen?

That's the whole point. NOT all core components are THEIRS to "open source", and they cannot cleanly separate them without having to re-develop parts. I just gave an example, but the issue is general. It has to do with the problem that licenses can be given for specific usage manners... but not for ...
by Aeneas
Wed Oct 16, 2019 10:05 am
Forum: General Discussion and Feedback
Topic: What would happen to the ReactOS project if Microsoft decided to make Windows open source, and will it ever happen?
Replies: 24
Views: 2068

Re: What would happen to the ReactOS project if Microsoft decided to make Windows open source, and will it ever happen?

Well, AFAIR, they indeed considered doing this. Windows per se makes rather little money, and "binding the customer" for their other products appeared even more advantageous. - The problem, and why their legal department killed the idea: Windows contains a lot of third-party-code which has been lice...
by Aeneas
Tue Apr 23, 2019 10:09 am
Forum: General Discussion and Feedback
Topic: Last LibreOffice portable for Windows XP
Replies: 10
Views: 1919

Re: Last LibreOffice portable for Windows XP

Your real issue is that "Windows is not Windows". It is a permanently moving target. You have two options: - create a sort of "legacy OS" like FreeDOS (and optionally: develop from there to new heights, the way C64 still gets improvements...); or - "run after the main target", but here, you clearly ...
by Aeneas
Fri Jul 06, 2018 12:08 pm
Forum: General Discussion and Feedback
Topic: Will ReactOS native support protected mode 16-bit programs?
Replies: 9
Views: 6898

Re: Will ReactOS native support protected mode 16-bit programs?

I say, "drop it". It is 2018. Unless this shall become "Retro OS" (then by all means, go for it!)...
by Aeneas
Fri Jul 06, 2018 12:03 pm
Forum: General Discussion and Feedback
Topic: Raspberry Pi Support
Replies: 17
Views: 9887

Re: Raspberry Pi Support

And EXACTLY WHAT will you do with an ARM port? - ReactOS is only an OS, not a "suite of apps"! So will you then handle compiling everything on ARM by yourself, from Firefox to LibreOffice? It "sounds nice", but is entirely pointless in a greater perspective right now.
by Aeneas
Thu Sep 28, 2017 8:18 pm
Forum: General Discussion and Feedback
Topic: Something for your lawyers...
Replies: 26
Views: 17267

Re: Something for your lawyers...

Ah, and dizt3mp3r: Your message to them on their Github-page was ... brilliant. I mean, I really could learn something from you there - in particular the rhetoric twist in the beginning, "It is an answer to the concern but it does not resolve it", was amazing - you stood your ground firmly, yet very...
by Aeneas
Thu Sep 28, 2017 7:53 pm
Forum: General Discussion and Feedback
Topic: Something for your lawyers...
Replies: 26
Views: 17267

Re: Something for your lawyers...

Oh, I am sure we all have our thoughts regarding this issue. But they are not important now: the matter has been reviewed and handled. If that is the outcome - that is the outcome. If anyone is dissatisfied with this, he may draw his own conclusions and decisions from here on. And yes, in our projec...
by Aeneas
Wed Sep 27, 2017 9:32 pm
Forum: General Discussion and Feedback
Topic: Something for your lawyers...
Replies: 26
Views: 17267

Re: Something for your lawyers...

The problems are going in several directions: 1. if you do not defend a brand, you may forfeit your right to defend it later on; 2. the longer you wait, the easier you get a time bar problem; 3. thank you for telling me that Aleksey is fireball. I PM-ed him, too; 4. German attorneys have sometimes a...
by Aeneas
Wed Sep 27, 2017 8:15 pm
Forum: General Discussion and Feedback
Topic: Something for your lawyers...
Replies: 26
Views: 17267

Re: Something for your lawyers...

Absolutely. Do contact Aleksey. I just didn't know his username to PM him together with others about this. In the past, he has shown great effort to defend the interest of the project and to spread its fame, so I am sure he will co-ordinate action suitably, whether it means to initiate legal steps, ...
by Aeneas
Wed Sep 27, 2017 10:44 am
Forum: General Discussion and Feedback
Topic: Something for your lawyers...
Replies: 26
Views: 17267

Re: Something for your lawyers...

Let me make this plain: Their reply on the GitHub page is RIDICULOUS, and NATURALLY they would reply that way. Like, what the hell do you think will they say? "Hey, you caught us, we totally infringed your logo and brand"? They act defensive. And while I am by no means trying to give you "legal advi...
by Aeneas
Tue Sep 26, 2017 10:40 pm
Forum: General Discussion and Feedback
Topic: Something for your lawyers...
Replies: 26
Views: 17267

Something for your lawyers...

Look at this: https://facebook.github.io/react/ Now this "React", with a logo very similar to yours, is practically served on the silver plate. And it belongs to Facebook. You might consider squeezing them for money. This is plainly shameless. Seriously, talk to your lawyers, cases have been won wit...
by Aeneas
Sat Sep 02, 2017 9:07 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Choosing a Linux distribution
Replies: 21
Views: 24859

Re: Choosing a Linux distribution

Delete this nonsense already or at least banish it into offtopic country... otherwise I will have to ask here what sort of hotdog flavour to choose...
by Aeneas
Sat Sep 02, 2017 9:01 pm
Forum: General Discussion and Feedback
Topic: 6600 Microsoft developer on Windows
Replies: 22
Views: 13255

Re: 6600 Microsoft developer on Windows

I think if OP proves anything, it is that ReactOS devs are like a few hundred times more efficient than MS devs. This battle will not be won by having PERFECT compatibility: it will be won by having SUFFICIENT compatibility. That matter is far from settled either way, but so far, ReactOS is doing GR...
by Aeneas
Wed Aug 16, 2017 11:36 am
Forum: General Discussion and Feedback
Topic: Upcoming Libre Office 5.4 to be last to support XP
Replies: 21
Views: 17328

Re: Upcoming Libre Office 5.4 to be last to support XP

As jimtabor mentioned, the underlying issue is not actually Office. The underlying issue is that ReactOS shall not turn into FreeDOS. That is, an "antique / memorial OS for dead software".
by Aeneas
Wed Aug 16, 2017 11:32 am
Forum: General Discussion and Feedback
Topic: Comparison ReactOS with Haiku
Replies: 16
Views: 11669

Re: Comparison ReactOS with Haiku

Haiku did not manage a realease for an eternity. "But take the nightlies"... yeah, go take the nightlies yourself. The point is: releases are POINTS OF REFERENCE. When you say, "I got version A.X. and it got a bug", then people will try to sort it out WITHIN A.X. If the only answer you get is, "yeah...