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 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[4]: Good idea
by flywheel on Mon 18th Sep 2006 13:38 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: Good idea"
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That is not entirely correct.

IBM has always been in control of OS/2 - it was a joint effort.
MS mainly did the drivers and the GUI, HPFS for instance is mainly based on MS patents and it was also MS that created the horrible 5 step installation process for printer drivers, and AFAIK they're responsable for the SIQ.

Both IBM and MS sold their own OS/2 versions, that only varied in the bundled software.

With OS/2 2.0 it became an IBM solo project.

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