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[5]: Just a guess ...
by rhyder on Tue 22nd Jan 2008 13:04 UTC in reply to "RE[4]: Just a guess ..."
rhyder
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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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