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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Michael Reed missed something
by grayskull on Fri 8th Feb 2008 15:31 UTC
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2008-02-08

Michael Reed is missing something in his article. The petition to open source OS/2 was also signed by several people that uses OS/2 and eComStation. Since they want to keep using this Operating System and the best way to have no dependencies on a single company is to open source it.

Michael Reed is not an OS/2-eCS user, so he misses the point.

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