DexOS wrote:I was aways on the side of open source, all my work was open source, but i am now moving towards closed source.
Dex. You've mentioned this a few times, any chance you could explain exactly *how* you got burned with the open source approach?
Well there are two sides to every story and this is mine, a group of coders wanted a modern 32bit Dos like OS, something like what was in the original xbox but for a x86 PC (yes i know the original xbox was a x86).
This was 2002-2003 anyway i was in charge of coding the kernel as i had started to code a similar OS a year or so before, so had a head start and the rest were in charge of the forum, writing app, drivers and doc etc.
Every thing was fine even though no one in the group had written anything, all they did was to say this would be cool if we add this and that, you know a talking shop
The exception to this, was two coders one called hidnplayr and the other called roboman (Stephen), they did add app's and driver's but these came later.
Anyway a new member asked if he could run the web site as he wanted the forum to be part of the web site instead of the one we had, which had paid adverts.
I said OK, that was a BIG MISTAKE, now you have got to remember that 99% of code was done by me and the other by the two coders mentioned above.
First off i was not even made a mod on the new forum!!!!!, next the none coders decide to change the layout of the kernel and coded a lot of it in C, but i said no.
I said you can fork and use the code, but i want the domain.
But they kept the domain and started a new OS that give me some big problem's.
I lost my Wiki entry because of it, i had a write up in a big PC mag that all pointed to that domain but instead of finding the DexOS web site they found a forum with a lot of talk (not one line of code has been done in year and a half).There project is now as good as dead.
But think of this if you do start an open source project, how would like to spend ten years coding something, to find yourself where some one else has your OS, your code and your domain and you can do nothing about it.
And then need to start all over again, which is much harder now.
And once they killed the domain it ended up here: http://www.dex4u.com/
Also my top links, like this: http://www.techradar.com/news/software/ ... ems-934484
All link to it.
Note: All the code source was marked as coded by "Team DexOS",
Just google it to see.