Could OS/2 be open sourced?

OS/2, the operating system developed by IBM (and initially with Microsoft in the early days before Microsoft took some of the kernel code and build Windows NT on top of it), may be due for a come back, if a group of enthusiasts at OS/2 World have their way.

<a href="http://www.theinquirer.net/?article=22793
“>The online OS/2 community is petitioning to have have IBM release the source code for OS/2 as open source. Whether this will actually happen is anyone’s guess. OS/2 was initially a far superior operating system and far more stable that Windows 3.x available at the same time, but IBM never managed to get the marketing right to capture a sufficient market share, and instead were steamrollered by the marketing juggernaught of Microsoft.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.