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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Putting it on a magazine cover was a one shot promotional activity. Did the license on the CD allow the CD to be copied? I doubt that it did.

Microsoft probably would not would view altering the license to allow free, unlimited redistribution as a promotional activity. They would demand a royalty buyout before allowing it.

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