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 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."
Permalink for comment 163071
To read all comments associated with this story, please click here.
Good idea
by emosto on Sun 17th Sep 2006 17:26 UTC
Member since:

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.

Reply Score: 1