Slashdot stories can be listened to in audio form via an RSS feed, as read by our own robotic overlord.

 



Forgot your password?
typodupeerror

Slashdot videos: Now with more Slashdot!

  • View

  • Discuss

  • Share

We've improved Slashdot's video section; now you can view our video interviews, product close-ups and site visits with all the usual Slashdot options to comment, share, etc. No more walled garden! It's a work in progress -- we hope you'll check it out (Learn more about the recent updates).

×

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.

"You know, we've won awards for this crap." -- David Letterman

Working...