Originally Posted by eXeler0
It's a little sad when you consider Operating Systems like Linux and Android are open source while an old underdeveloped OS from the 80s is not. And there are still ppl trying to squeeze out some cash out of it.
The day will come when there are no more sales of the OS and then they will realize the community would had been in much better shape if they released the sources.
And what magical pink unicorn is going to appear IF it was open sourced? It would end up abandoned and forgotten just like the thousands of open source projects that lay dormant. Take this simple search of Aminet for example, http://aminet.net/search?query=open+source
, a page of results and a page of abandoned software. People wouldn't just appear out of nowhere to start working on 20 year old source code.
If you want open source, it's already here! Work on Aros or Haiku, where development help would be appreciated, or on Linux where it probably would not be.
Open source does not equal a magic pill!