Linked by Eugenia Loli on Sun 28th Jul 2002 18:30 UTC, submitted by Prognathous
OS/2 and eComStation OSNews reader Prognathous writes: "Well, actually it was released earlier this year, but I couldn't find any references in your news section, so it's about time. The only problem is that other than in usenet, details are scant and the official release was very subdued (search the page for "4.52")." This release is only available to IBM's active software subscription customers of OS/2 Warp 4 and it does seem to be a service pack ("Convenience Package" as IBM calls it). IBM does not intend to provide any additional convenience packages in the future.
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IBM Can Open Source OS/2
by Evil Mind on Mon 29th Jul 2002 14:39 UTC


IBM can open source OS/2. We can ask them to at least open source all the source they can, and the community (or possible ecs makers) will take care of building replacements for the "third parties" components.

I know that IBM will definitive hear the bigger customers. The strategy will be to ask the banks, and companies that uses OS/2 to make a petition to IBM to open at least the source that belongs to IBM. Lets talk to the bigger OS/2 customers and explain them the benefits that they will earn open sourcing OS/2.

So, do you know any big customers ?? want to ask them to do a formal petition ?