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IBM Still Silent on Open Source OS/2

Dec 10, 2007, 18:15 (0 Talkback[s])

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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 loud.

"I have some skin in this game. Or, rather, I have a lot of scrapes and bruises, and a few scars..."

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451 CAOS Theory: Open Source or Not, IBM Owes OS/2 World an Answer

"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 explains..."

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