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Open Source OS/2: The Impossible Dream

Feb 04, 2008, 19:45 (2 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Andy Patrizio)

[ Thanks to Andy Patrizio for this link. ]

"For nearly three years, a group of OS/2 supporters has been asking IBM to offer up the source to the long-abandoned operating system. For three years, IBM has said no.

"Is it finally time to relegate the petition to the same retirement patch as OS/2 itself?

"The latest rejection from IBM's legal department came just two weeks ago. The letter from Yvonne Perkins in IBM's Enterprise Platform Software group read, in part, 'We have considered the positioning of OS/2 and open source several times in the past, and for a variety of business, technical, and legal reasons we have decided to not pursue any OS/2 open source projects...'"

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