IBM Still Silent on Open Source OS/2
Dec 10, 2007, 18:15 (0 Talkback[s])
CIO: Should IBM's OS/2 Be Open-Sourced?
"A group of die-hard OS/2 users are petitioning IBM--again--to
release the operating system's source code as open-source. The
question may not be whether IBM wants to do so... but if it
can. Not, I expect, that IBM will actually say this out
"I have some skin in this game. Or, rather, I have a lot of
scrapes and bruises, and a few scars..."
451 CAOS Theory: Open Source or Not, IBM Owes OS/2 World an
"The subject of IBM releasing the OS/2 operating system under an
open source license has raised its head again with the OS/2 World
Foundation demanding that IBM respond to a two-year-old petition
requesting that it should do so.
"'More than two years ago on September 25, 2005, we sent IBM a
letter with a petition that contained 11,613 signatures requesting
IBM to release the source code of Operating System 2 (OS/2
Warp)--or at least release the source code that IBM owns--to the
public under an open source license,' the Foundation