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Comment: Re:Why aren't there more contributors to this proj (Score 2) 252

by Thomas Venieris (#43865381) Attached to: ReactOS 0.3.15 Released
I can think of several reasons:
  • Reverse engineering something is much less fun than creating something new
  • ReactOS (as well as mono and wine) are destined to be playing catch-up with whatever Microsoft does. This puts them always one step behind their “competitor”.
  • Even further, Microsoft can always make it harder for immitators, by introducing complex new libraries and APIs.
  • And even if you manage to get over the previous hardles, Microsoft can always sue you for “copying their intellectual property” , effectively killing all your hard work.

I applaud what the ReactOS guys are doing and wish them the best of luck, but on the other hand I believe they have chosen a very difficult path.

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