Linked by Michael Reed on Thu 7th Feb 2008 17:21 UTC
OS/2 and eComStation Last month, IBM made an announcement that put an end to any hope of an open source OS/2. Responding to requests from an online community that had previously collected 11,600 signatures in support of its cause, the company confirmed that they would not be releasing the source code of their OS/2 operating system. I used OS/2 as my main operating system for about four years, and unlike some former users, my reaction to the news sits somewhere between disinterest and relief.
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RE: eComstation
by rhyder on Thu 7th Feb 2008 19:43 UTC in reply to "eComstation"
rhyder
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2005-09-28

I am aware of eComStation. I would argue that, like IBM after 1996, they're maintaining a version of OS/2 rather than developing it further.

Have they even explicitly stated that they have access to the OS/2 source code? If not, the situation is rather like the situation with BEOS and Zeta.

Michael Reed

Edited 2008-02-07 19:44 UTC

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