Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sun 17th Sep 2006 16:57 UTC, submitted by martini
OS/2 and eComStation "OS/2 has many applications that had been created by companies, individual developers and hobbyists. Many of these applications still works under the newest version of eComStation and have demonstrated a good quality. The only issue is that they are turning into abandonware since developers had switched to other platforms, but there is a chance to extend their life with the 'Open Source Long Live Elixir'. Here at OS2World.com we will like to make a call to OS/2-eCS developers and ex-developers to open source their creations. We believe that the software can be expanded for the benefit of the community and allowing a learning experience from the code of these applications."
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Which applications?
by rhyder on Sun 17th Sep 2006 19:21 UTC
rhyder
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2005-09-28

I wish he had included examples of the applications which he would like to see open sourced.

In some cases, the developer has moved on to Windows or Linux development; in some of those cases, it would be in the interests of the developer for the users of their old software to move to the new platform so that they can become customers again.

As with the OS itself, barriers might exist in terms of ownership of the software in terms of IP.

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