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...'"