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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RE[4]: Just a guess ...
by robertojdohnert on Tue 22nd Jan 2008 07:48 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: Just a guess ..."
robertojdohnert
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2005-07-12

IBM doesn't want to Open Source OS/2 for several reasons. Microsoft not even being associated with those reasons. But, with their "commitment" to open source and their inability or desire to even work on this just makes me wonder how deep that commitment runs.

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RE[5]: Just a guess ...
by rhyder on Tue 22nd Jan 2008 13:04 in reply to "RE[4]: Just a guess ..."
rhyder Member since:
2005-09-28

It would be prohibitively legally complex and expensive and the actual benefits to the open source community are debatable.

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