>The licensing discussion, as I recall, lasted four weeks.

You may be correct in that the licensing discussion lasted 4 weeks, but that is
all I remember over about 6 months of being on the list.

>Check the Web site for any actual progress.

>Be charitable--how long do
>you think volunteer part-timers will take to create a decent O.S.?  Gates
>and Company have been at it for 20 years, and they only recently achieved
>"decent."  How many years until "good" ?  :-)

I didn't intend my comment to be taken as derogatory - I think it's a fantastic
idea and I would have been happy to contribute. What I was trying to do was to
give a bit of context on my experience; the original messages made it sound (to
me) as if it was almost ready for release.