Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sun 24th Dec 2017 23:56 UTC

Apple will be releasing the code of the operating system and applications of the Apple Lisa.

Just wanted to let everyone know the sources to the OS and applications were recovered, I converted them to Unix end of line conventions and space for Pascal tabs after the files using Disk Image Chef, and they are with Apple for review. After that's done, the Computer History Museum will do a CHM blog post about the historical significance of the software and the code that is cleared for release by Apple will be made available in 2018. The only thing I saw that probably won't be able to be released is the American Heritage dictionary for the spell checker in LisaWrite.

Merry Christmas everybody.

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Open Source, at least in the parts of the internet where I hang out conforms to this definition:

Open source licenses are licenses that comply with the Open Source Definition — in brief, they allow software to be freely used, modified, and shared. To be approved by the Open Source Initiative (also known as the OSI), a license must go through the Open Source Initiative's license review process.


Source available at the computer history museum has restrictions on use and how it can be shared such that I don't think it qualifies as Open Source.

We need a different term for what the CHM is doing. Call it Shared Source, or maybe Public Source, or whatever; but from where I sit it isn't Open Source

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