Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 25th Mar 2014 17:17 UTC, submitted by MOS6510
Microsoft

The Computer History Museum announced today that it has, with permission from Microsoft Corporation, made available original source code for two historic programs: MS-DOS, the 1982 "Disk Operating System" for IBM-compatible personal computers, and Word for Windows, the 1990 Windows-based version of their word processor.

Great move by Microsoft - this ensures these programs remain available for eternity.

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RE: Half-Measures
by Flatland_Spider on Tue 25th Mar 2014 20:46 UTC in reply to "Half-Measures"
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There is already a GPLed DOS.

FreeDOS (http://www.freedos.org/)

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