Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 11th Jul 2005 08:43 UTC, submitted by OS2World News Master
OS/2 and eComStation Many OS/2-eCS users knows that we are currently requesting signatures to ask IBM to open source OS/2 (or at least the OS/2 components that are possible to be opened). We are getting close to send the petition, so if you haven't sign yet, go ahead!
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IBM isn't a charity
by Anonymous on Mon 11th Jul 2005 09:33 UTC
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They only support OSS if it's profitable for them. There is no profit to be made by open-sourcing OS/2 and open-sourcing a big closed-source commercial piece of software isn't trivial (many licensed parts, needed clean-ups to protect the corporate image, etc.) either. Also most people who actually know their way around the OS/2 source base no longer work at IBM / have retired.
I think there's no hope.

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