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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RE[3]: Good idea
by kleb on Sun 17th Sep 2006 21:20 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Good idea"
kleb
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2006-09-17

Microsoft has quite a lot to do with OS/2, seeing that it began as a joint IBM/MS initiative. There may still be code copyrighted by MS in the LAN Manager system or the graphical interface, the Presentation Manager.

Of course, it should be possible to rid OS/2 of this code, just as it was possible to rid Mozilla of code that Netscape Communications had licensed from other parties.

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