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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IBM isn't obliged to...
by melkor on Wed 23rd Jan 2008 00:09 UTC
melkor
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2006-12-16

This is IBM's proprietary technology, they're not obliged to open source it, and contractual wise, they probably cannot anyways, even if they did want to.

That said - IBM, like all large corporations is using open source for its own needs. Contrary to popular belief, IBM is not a friend of open source. No large business is, they all have ulterior motives.

Dave

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