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Re: [osFree] Which parts would be chosen?

Post by admin » Sat Jan 05, 2019 12:28 pm

#1291 Re: [osFree] Which parts would be chosen?
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Tom Lee Mullins
Oct 19, 2005
John P Baker wrote:

> First and foremost, SOM. Both the 2.x version provided in OS/2 and
> the 3.x version made available separately.
>
>
>
> Second, the Workplace Shell, which is based upon SOM.
>
>
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> These should be easy to release to the open source community, since
> they were developed wholly by IBM.
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>
>
> John P Baker
>
> Software Engineer
>
>
>

Hopefully IBM will consider them when they receive the
petition (which was to open source OS/2 or at least
parts of it if they don't open source all of it).

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Re: [osFree] Any News on Release OS/2 to Open Source [Was: Which parts would be chosen?]

Post by admin » Sat Jan 05, 2019 12:29 pm

#1292 Re: [osFree] Any News on Release OS/2 to Open Source [Was: Which parts would be chosen?]
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Tom Lee Mullins
Oct 19, 2005
Kenn Yuill wrote:

>Certainly, I don't know enough about the innards of OS/2 to guess, but
>presume that it would be those portions developed solely by IBM.
>
>However, do you know if there was any response from IBM to the recently
>submitted petition on releasing OS/2 to open source?
>
>Tom Lee Mullins wrote as follows on 18/10/05 18:49:
>
>
>
>>If IBM decides to open source parts
>>of OS/2, which parts would be desired?
>>
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>

It was revised and will be sent to IBM. It is on its way.
I hope they consider open sourcing parts they do have
legal rights to.

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Re: [osFree] Re: Which parts would be chosen?

Post by admin » Sat Jan 05, 2019 12:30 pm

#1293 Re: [osFree] Re: Which parts would be chosen?
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Tom Lee Mullins
Oct 19, 2005
pinoozzyid wrote:

> --- In osFree@yahoogroups.com, "Tom Lee Mullins" <tomleem@c...> wrote:
> >
> > If IBM decides to open source parts
> > of OS/2, which parts would be desired?
> >
> > TomLeeM
> >
>
> All MMOS2 (was develop by IBM as a add on for OS/2 2.0).
>
> Leonardo Pino
>

Now to get them to open source it.

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[Fwd: [eCS_Dev] ATSHELL]

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#1294 [Fwd: [eCS_Dev] ATSHELL]
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Tom Lee Mullins
Oct 20, 2005
Used with OSFree?

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[Fwd: [eCS_Dev] JVM under OS/2/eCS Was: Re: Java and jWPS]

Post by admin » Sat Jan 05, 2019 12:31 pm

#1295 [Fwd: [eCS_Dev] JVM under OS/2/eCS Was: Re: Java and jWPS]
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Tom Lee Mullins
Oct 20, 2005
in case any one is interested.

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Paying for a port

Post by admin » Sat Jan 05, 2019 12:32 pm

#1296 Paying for a port
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pinoozzyid
Oct 26, 2005
I'm impressed with what Haiku has done so far. I know they have been
working for years now and still they don't have much, but they came up
with a concept that in my view could change a lot of things we do today.
They hired someone "virtually", through donations, to work on the code
of the port.
That's brilliant if you can take it a step further. If one thinks
about this, any group of interest could create a "virtual company",
with "virtual workers", very motivated people, working on a goal, the
group's goal.
Hell, I'll be very, very, very happy to work on it. I'm a programer
but I do Java just because no one would hire me to develop OS/2 kernel
(yeah, sure).
We should think about this, I believe there is future on this concept
(and not just for a port of OS/2)

I know commercial people is going to ask,,, where the hell is the
profit?. I'm sure that some imagination will bring the answer to that
question (in time)

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Re: [osFree] Paying for a port

Post by admin » Sat Jan 05, 2019 12:35 pm

#1297 Re: [osFree] Paying for a port
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Tom Lee Mullins
Oct 26, 2005
pinoozzyid wrote:

> I'm impressed with what Haiku has done so far. I know they have been
> working for years now and still they don't have much, but they came up
> with a concept that in my view could change a lot of things we do today.
> They hired someone "virtually", through donations, to work on the code
> of the port.
> That's brilliant if you can take it a step further. If one thinks
> about this, any group of interest could create a "virtual company",
> with "virtual workers", very motivated people, working on a goal, the
> group's goal.
> Hell, I'll be very, very, very happy to work on it. I'm a programer
> but I do Java just because no one would hire me to develop OS/2 kernel
> (yeah, sure).
> We should think about this, I believe there is future on this concept
> (and not just for a port of OS/2)
>
> I know commercial people is going to ask,,, where the hell is the
> profit?. I'm sure that some imagination will bring the answer to that
> question (in time)
>
> Leonardo Pino
>
>

Is that similar to the 'bounty' mentioned at the forum at
http://www.os2world.com ? It sounds like a good idea; the
getting people to give funds might be the tricky part.

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ReactOS 0.2.8 for download!

Post by admin » Sat Jan 05, 2019 12:37 pm

#1298 ReactOS 0.2.8 for download!
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Tom Lee Mullins
Oct 30, 2005
"
I released 0.2.8 to sf last night. We will need to get the website
updated to reflect the new version and a announcement on ros-anounce
maybe... GvG, Frik, MgW?

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An alternative to WinNT that is being developed. The latest is ready for
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More Current News?

Post by admin » Sat Jan 05, 2019 12:39 pm

#1299 More Current News?
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Tom Lee Mullins
Nov 22, 2005
The latest news at the OSFree is April 2005.
Is there any more current news of OSFree?

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Re: Paying for a port

Post by admin » Sat Jan 05, 2019 12:40 pm

#1300 Re: Paying for a port
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Tom Lee Mullins
Nov 22, 2005

> > I'm impressed with what Haiku has done so
> > far. I know they have been
> > working for years now and still they
> > don't have much, but they came up
> > with a concept that in my view could
> > change a lot of things we do today.
> > They hired someone "virtually",
> > through donations, to work on the code
> > of the port.
> > That's brilliant if you can take
> > it a step further. If one thinks
> > about this, any group of interest
> > could create a "virtual company",
> > with "virtual workers", very motivated
> > people, working on a goal, the
> > group's goal.
> > Hell, I'll be very, very, very happy
> > to work on it. I'm a programer
> > but I do Java just because no one would
> > hire me to develop OS/2 kernel
> > (yeah, sure).
> > We should think about this, I
> > believe there is future on this concept
> > (and not just for a port of OS/2)
> >
> > I know commercial people is going to ask,,,
> > where the hell is the
> > profit?. I'm sure that some imagination
> > will bring the answer to that
> > question (in time)
> >
> > Leonardo Pino
> >
> >
> Is that similar to the 'bounty' mentioned at the forum at
> http://www.os2world.com ? It sounds like a good idea; the
> getting people to give funds might be the tricky part.
>

There is a special section for the 'bounty' discussion.

I guess one would have to find the funds or raise the
funds to provide for the incentive for the bounty(?).

TomLeeM

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