1. When Torvalds created linux, he didn't have the skill or the knowledge to create linux.
2. When Torvalds created linux, the first thing he did was to pass it around and get input from other programmers. When he did this, it wasn't even a toy kernel, it was a sketch.
A1: Yep. And mice as input devices were new and innovative. And when I was 13 I built my first computer from a Heathkit. You can't use analogies from a decade or more ago in today's world. Technology and software development is a moving target on a high speed bullet train.
A2: Yep. He passed it out to other programmers. Not a bunch of students that are asking for help to get the Hangman homework assignment right. I'm sorry for not being subtle about it but the simple fact is that for 500,000 members on here there are may be 200 that know their arse from a hole in the ground.
As someone said, the "Share your project" forum is about right for the 1-3/year realistic possibilities of a working new OS collaboration. The rest of the questions on this topic are really all the same: "Can I make an operating system using C# and will you show me how step-by-step."
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This post has been edited by tlhIn`toq: 13 September 2012 - 08:25 AM