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by bobbykennedy
Fri Jul 05, 2019 10:09 pm
Forum: General Discussion and Feedback
Topic: TheRegister: "ReactOS ‘a ripoff of the Windows Research Kernel’ claims Microsoft kernel engineer"
Replies: 17
Views: 1316

Re: TheRegister: "ReactOS ‘a ripoff of the Windows Research Kernel’ claims Microsoft kernel engineer"

I think it’s highly improbable that a reimplementation of that magnitude came so close from the original in so many respects. I’ve been conducting interviews for years and screened some of the best and most promising future engineers coming from the best universities and I always ask the same codin...
by bobbykennedy
Thu May 16, 2019 12:46 am
Forum: General Discussion and Feedback
Topic: Windows Linux includes full Linux OS w/ext4 file system
Replies: 10
Views: 792

Re: Windows Linux includes full Linux OS w/ext4 file system

Can you clarify how your idea is different from Linux with WINE?
by bobbykennedy
Sun May 05, 2019 12:32 am
Forum: General Discussion and Feedback
Topic: ReactOS recovers from a low memory situation...
Replies: 10
Views: 626

Re: ReactOS recovers from a low memory situation...

Sure, but you'd have to test thoroughly and prove that it wouldn't break compatibility with any Windows programs and drivers.
by bobbykennedy
Sun Apr 14, 2019 7:34 pm
Forum: General Discussion and Feedback
Topic: [ANNOUNCEMENT] ReactOS as a second OS in Russian government
Replies: 70
Views: 54869

Re: [ANNOUNCEMENT] ReactOS as a second OS in Russian government

What does a country's internet censorship have to do with ReactOS?

So by your logic, if the US government were to fund a free open source software project, then the people who work on that project condone all the human rights violations and terrorism committed by the United States?
by bobbykennedy
Thu Apr 11, 2019 11:59 pm
Forum: General Discussion and Feedback
Topic: [ANNOUNCEMENT] ReactOS as a second OS in Russian government
Replies: 70
Views: 54869

Re: [ANNOUNCEMENT] ReactOS as a second OS in Russian government

Because the internet is the one space where freedom of expression is still relatively possible and where dissent is still common. This is generally true provided that you own the domain, pay for the web hosting, and live in a country that won't disappear you for typing something critical about your...
by bobbykennedy
Fri Mar 29, 2019 5:53 pm
Forum: General Discussion and Feedback
Topic: Upload filters
Replies: 44
Views: 2593

Re: Upload filters

If you're so concerned about upload filters, stop hosting reactos.org in Germany. The WHOIS lookups say the webhost/datacenter is Hetzner. https://git.reactos.org https://www.reactos.org The above need would to switch to a web host in a non-EU/EEA country, such as a Swiss or Russian host. Then you d...
by bobbykennedy
Thu Mar 28, 2019 6:00 pm
Forum: General Discussion and Feedback
Topic: Upload filters
Replies: 44
Views: 2593

Re: Upload filters

They're not going to go after random forum posts or code commits... these law is meant to protect garbage music and videos by EU-based publishers that are copyrighted.
by bobbykennedy
Sat Mar 02, 2019 6:51 pm
Forum: General Discussion and Feedback
Topic: Trying to get companies to support ReactOS
Replies: 25
Views: 1378

Re: Trying to get companies to support ReactOS

Please pardon my thickheadedness. I don't understand the meaning of the phrase "driver support for ReactOS". If a peripheral maker supplies a Microsoft Windows XP driver for its product, isn't that "driver support for ReactOS"? I am already writing some software for ReactOS, ie. I have picked up an...
by bobbykennedy
Thu Feb 07, 2019 8:18 am
Forum: General Discussion and Feedback
Topic: Google Summer of Code 2019 Ideas
Replies: 50
Views: 2755

Re: Google Summer of Code 2019 Ideas

Blink was derived from webkit but the point is not the code and not the technology, it is the originator. They don't create open source software to be generous, they create it to overload the market and stifle competition just as Microsoft used to with closed source software. They also shutdown dev...
by bobbykennedy
Tue Jun 05, 2018 3:25 am
Forum: General Discussion and Feedback
Topic: GitHub Replacement Plan?
Replies: 37
Views: 8876

Re: GitHub Replacement Plan?

no, we're done with SVN

if microsoft deletes our github mirror, our own git mirror should remain unaffected

if you want you may clone the project to your own repo on gitlab
by bobbykennedy
Mon Jun 04, 2018 8:10 pm
Forum: General Discussion and Feedback
Topic: GitHub Replacement Plan?
Replies: 37
Views: 8876

Re: GitHub Replacement Plan?

github is only one of our mirrors, so don't worry about it the fears are justified (contrary to some of the naive comments above), but the potential issue is already technically counteracted, and it's part of the design of git to deter larger open source projects from being locked into just one serv...
by bobbykennedy
Wed May 30, 2018 7:59 pm
Forum: General Discussion and Feedback
Topic: Undocumented NT APIs web legal?
Replies: 11
Views: 5207

Re: Undocumented NT APIs web legal?

Q. Should anything I find on the web be included in the ReactOS Wiki's Reference pages if it is relevant and secure to use? My answer is no. The ReactOS Wiki Reference pages should not become a junk pile. Only the highest quality available open documentation should be included. tbh a lot of the boo...
by bobbykennedy
Sat May 19, 2018 7:04 am
Forum: General Discussion and Feedback
Topic: ReactOS | Driver Key
Replies: 5
Views: 2271

Re: ReactOS | Driver Key

that is part of WDF. not implemented yet.

see also:
by bobbykennedy
Thu May 03, 2018 9:46 pm
Forum: General Discussion and Feedback
Topic: Undocumented NT APIs web legal?
Replies: 11
Views: 5207

Re: Undocumented NT APIs web legal?

i think it's already in the wiki Reference page
by bobbykennedy
Thu May 03, 2018 10:30 am
Forum: General Discussion and Feedback
Topic: ReactOS based game
Replies: 5
Views: 3252

Re: ReactOS based game

Are there any permisions concerns or trademarks about ReactOS logo and wallpapers? reactos is a registered trademark. the logo and art are made by volunteers. assume GPL by default. to be safe make a disclaimer somewhere that you are not affiliated with ReactOS Foundation. And what tips can you giv...