Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sun 17th Sep 2006 16:57 UTC, submitted by martini
OS/2 and eComStation "OS/2 has many applications that had been created by companies, individual developers and hobbyists. Many of these applications still works under the newest version of eComStation and have demonstrated a good quality. The only issue is that they are turning into abandonware since developers had switched to other platforms, but there is a chance to extend their life with the 'Open Source Long Live Elixir'. Here at OS2World.com we will like to make a call to OS/2-eCS developers and ex-developers to open source their creations. We believe that the software can be expanded for the benefit of the community and allowing a learning experience from the code of these applications."
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Good idea
by emosto on Sun 17th Sep 2006 17:26 UTC
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I would love to see OS2 operating system being opensourced. A cup of maturity would be of benefit for all - the operating system vendors, software developers and users. I think the opensource world only get valuable knowhow and experience, on the other side OS2 will get the attention of the developers. It is, I guess, what Haiku will achieve sooner or later, althouh with the price of sleepless nights of re-writing of already developed technology. Also, OS2 has been designed from its start as a versatile environment so it really can really be a source of fresh ideas.

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