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

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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by binary0x01 on Tue 25th Mar 2014 21:04 UTC
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It is a great thing to do by Microsoft. I think that all early commercial compilers, assemblers and other types of tools should also have their sources donated to a museum. It is a classy and smart thing to do IMHO.

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