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[3]: Good idea
by stodge on Mon 18th Sep 2006 15:04 UTC
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I would have to agree - it was VERY easy to lose any form of input due to the single input queue. I remember reading about this and wondering why they implemented it this way. The conspiracy theorist in me assumed it was done by Microsoft to cripple the software.

Maybe all none proprietary source code could be open sourced and the rest could be written "clean-room" by the community. That would be interesting to see.

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