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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And AIX ?
by shiva on Tue 22nd Jan 2008 12:48 UTC
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In my opinion open the source code of OS/2 is not useful when now there are many other unix-based operating systems more powerful, more compatible with standards, more advanced in hardware support, etc available as free softwares.

And I don't believe that linux needs something of OS/2 code because wine can run more windows programs now than OS/2. And we are in the virtualization era and linux is perfect to run windows in virtual machines if you need it.

It would much more useful if IBM's AIX would become free software, like OpenSolaris.

It's too late for OS/2 and any other operating system not unix like or windows.

Edited 2008-01-22 12:51 UTC

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