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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Does this mean that eCS/OS2 will be free?
by mini-me on Mon 11th Jul 2005 11:35 UTC
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If it means that - I am all for it ;)
I own warp4 and was looking into eCS as a hobbyist - but the price is prohibitive - I doubt that IBM will Open Source it though...

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I own warp4 and was looking into eCS as a hobbyist - but the price is prohibitive

I own Warp 4 too (I have no idea where I got it from), but it won't install itself on any of my PCs (no, I'm not looking for help, I'm not interested in installing it anymore). I also looked at eCS, but the pricetag is E 205, which I find too high for something just to mess with.

However, look at the pricetag from a business perspective. If a company can revitalize an old computer for E205, it will save them the cost of buying a whole new computer + licences (and no, Linux isn't suitable for revitalizing old machines, get over it). It would give them an OS that's fully supported (unlike Win2000 and earlier versions), which supports things like Mozilla/FF and OpenOffice.

You see, from that point of view, E 205 isn't all that bad.

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