Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 6th Aug 2012 00:00 UTC
X11, Window Managers We have some very good news for those of us with a love for the Common Desktop Environment. I'm a huge fan of CDE - I've even dedicated an article to it - so I'm excited about this. CDE has been released as open source under the LGPL, and can be downloaded as of today for Debian and Ubuntu. Motif will follow later.
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RE: Come IBM, what about OS/2
by tylerdurden on Wed 8th Aug 2012 23:57 UTC in reply to "Come IBM, what about OS/2"
tylerdurden
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2009-03-17

In an ideal world, we would not need money or patents.

But since we don't live in an utopia, and OS/2 is pretty much a dead platform long surpassed technically. And even though it may be of great interest to a few dedicated enthusiasts.... the cost of the legal/patent review process for the OS/2 codebase is not trivial, and probably not worth it for IBM. Unless hobbyist could raise some capital and offer IBM (or whoever holds the copyrights now) some grease to sweeten the deal.

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