Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 22nd May 2008 20:54 UTC
GNU, GPL, Open Source More often than not, the question arises on OSNews why certain projects or pieces of abandonware aren't released as open source software. Supposedly, this would speed up development, facilitate the growth of a community, all that jazz associated with open source development. Here are four projects I'd like to see released under a MIT license.
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RE: OS/2
by Zoidberg on Thu 22nd May 2008 23:57 UTC in reply to "OS/2"
Zoidberg
Member since:
2006-02-11

It would be nice but with so many parts owned by Microsoft in it IBM couldn't open source it if they wanted to...and they don't.

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RE[2]: OS/2
by blixel on Fri 23rd May 2008 00:35 in reply to "RE: OS/2"
blixel Member since:
2005-07-06

You're right and I was aware of that. There is also the issue of OS/2 having been taken over by Serenity Systems International (eComStation) which further reduces the possibility of it being open sourced.

EDIT: Fixed minor typographical error.

Edited 2008-05-23 00:36 UTC

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RE[3]: OS/2
by dlundh on Fri 23rd May 2008 08:06 in reply to "RE[2]: OS/2"
dlundh Member since:
2007-03-29

Sereny Systems has not "taken over" OS/2. They licensed it from IBM a while back but AFAIK the license has expired and they are not getting new sauce from IBM to base eCS on.

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