Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 21st Jan 2008 23:33 UTC
OS/2 and eComStation IBM pretty much slammed the solid oak door on open sourcing os/2. "As stated in our response to your September 2005 letter we have considered the positioning of os/2 and open source several times in the past, and for a variety of business, technical, and legal reasons we have decided to not pursue any os/2 open source projects."
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RE: Just a guess ...
by jonsmirl on Tue 22nd Jan 2008 00:27 UTC in reply to "Just a guess ..."
jonsmirl
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You don't need to guess. I worked on this project. IBM is never going to be able to open source OS/2 unless Microsoft agrees. OS/2 contains complete details on SMB/CIFS something that Microsoft does not want public. Probability that Microsoft will agree to open sourcing OS/2 = zero.

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