lol, I've never been called a troll before. This was
worth waiting for.
These aren't SuSE or KDE icons. These are icons made by Everaldo, and are being used in SkyOS with his consent.
Okay, in that case I apologise. I was feeling a bit sceptical yesterday, as you no doubt noticed.
I do understand the difference between the kernel and the software that runs around it, but I mangled the post somewhat. Nevermind. I decided to imply the Linux thing purely for effect, and to see how you reacted.
I was half expecting you to delete this post, and I'm impressed at the response you gave.
I find it interesting that Foxy hasn't posted back.
I forgot yesterday, I was doing a lot. It happens when you don't lurk at a forum regularly.
You pride yourself with coming here from Slashdot. I guess you're not a very constant reader, if you were, you would have understood what the GPL is and how it works.
Not pride, simply stating facts. I have to put SOMETHING at the start of a first post other than 'Yo!'. Tbh I'm not part of the Slashdot crowd, since I'm not a 1337 coder or anything. It's just a good site for news and especially for opinion/alternative angles on those news stories.
In any case, as I understand it the GPL does not allow you to distribute it's software without passing on the rights granted by the GPL to others - in other words, giving access to the source code. How do you plan on doing this? I'm not exactly a FOSS expert, so I've not read about how others do this.
The same can be said for several other open source projects, OpenOffice runs on Windows, also Firefox runs on Windows, and what about a lot of GPL-ed software that runs on Windows?
YOU are at fault here, since I in fact never stated that it's illegal for FOSS to be ported to non-free OSs. I may be being ripped up by a load of people here, but I can still poke a screwdriver in your eye if you slip up.
If you don't mind I think I'll stick around here. You've convinced me that this thing is genuine, so it warrants further investigation. I'm always interested in broadening my knowledge.