Linked by Michael Reed on Thu 7th Feb 2008 17:21 UTC
OS/2 and eComStation Last month, IBM made an announcement that put an end to any hope of an open source OS/2. Responding to requests from an online community that had previously collected 11,600 signatures in support of its cause, the company confirmed that they would not be releasing the source code of their OS/2 operating system. I used OS/2 as my main operating system for about four years, and unlike some former users, my reaction to the news sits somewhere between disinterest and relief.
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RE: Say this one and final time
by Kyuubu on Fri 8th Feb 2008 09:21 UTC in reply to "Say this one and final time"
Kyuubu
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"Microsoft no longer owns OS/2 code. When IBM was going to go the "distribution" route Microsoft signed off on it and IBM went their separate ways."

I'd be interested to see any sources you took this information from. According to wikipedia, Microsoft still owns parts of the OS/2 code.

Edited 2008-02-08 09:22 UTC

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