Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 21st Jan 2008 23:33 UTC
OS/2 and eComStation IBM pretty much slammed the solid oak door on open sourcing os/2. "As stated in our response to your September 2005 letter we have considered the positioning of os/2 and open source several times in the past, and for a variety of business, technical, and legal reasons we have decided to not pursue any os/2 open source projects."
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IPR of OS2
by ritesh_nair on Tue 22nd Jan 2008 03:29 UTC
ritesh_nair
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2007-03-22

I don't think Microsoft will want to agree to open source os2 as then they would integrate linux core and other things to it and then start cannibalising the Microsoft products. Besides codes are IPR, if I was Microsoft i wouldn't for obvious business reasons and security reasons wont disclose OS2 source even if my partner/ex partner for the same !bm wants.

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