Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 11th Jul 2005 08:43 UTC, submitted by OS2World News Master
OS/2 and eComStation Many OS/2-eCS users knows that we are currently requesting signatures to ask IBM to open source OS/2 (or at least the OS/2 components that are possible to be opened). We are getting close to send the petition, so if you haven't sign yet, go ahead!
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Re: Not so easy
by on Mon 11th Jul 2005 09:09 UTC

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"There is source from Microsoft in there somewhere"

most notably parts of the file system. But I think IBM removed the Microsoft bits a long time ago. OS/2 in its current incarnation (Warp 4.52) is as license free as it gets. But some of the large customers (yes they exist - the German "Postbank" for example) could start to look funny.

Still, I signed the petition and hope for the best.

regards,
Stephan

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