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[Fwd: IBM'S REPLY...]

Post by admin » Sat Jan 05, 2019 7:51 am

#1170 [Fwd: IBM'S REPLY...]
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Tom Lee Mullins
Jan 7 7:29 PM
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Subject: [Fwd: IBM'S REPLY...]
From: "Tom Lee Mullins" <tomleem@...>
Date: Fri, January 7, 2005 8:17 pm
To: jerseywarp@...
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IBM Released Patents?

Post by admin » Sat Jan 05, 2019 7:52 am

#1171 IBM Released Patents?
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Thomas Lee Mullins
Jan 11 10:06 AM
"
I don't how much help it will provide developers of
eCS software, but IBM
has announced that they are releasing 500 patents for
use in open source software. They will be adding to this number.

One of the patents specifically mentions OS/2:

US6292843 Quick loading of run time dynamic link library for OS/2

Full list can be found here:

http://www.ibm.com/ibm/licensing/patent ... atents.pdf

Anyone want to comment of the potential impact of this
action on eCS apps? Other useful items?

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What could this mean to the OSFree project?

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Re: [osFree] IBM Released Patents?

Post by admin » Sat Jan 05, 2019 7:53 am

#1172 Re: [osFree] IBM Released Patents?
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Davey Brain
Jan 11 9:44 PM
Thomas Lee Mullins wrote:

>
> "
> I don't how much help it will provide developers of
> eCS software, but IBM
> has announced that they are releasing 500 patents for
> use in open source software. They will be adding to this number.
>
> One of the patents specifically mentions OS/2:
>
> US6292843 Quick loading of run time dynamic link library for OS/2
>
> Full list can be found here:
>
> http://www.ibm.com/ibm/licensing/patent ... atents.pdf
>
> Anyone want to comment of the potential impact of this
> action on eCS apps? Other useful items?
>
> --
> -----------------------------------------------------------
> "Mark Abramowitz"
> -----------------------------------------------------------
>
> ---
> [This E-mail scanned for viruses by Declude Virus]
>
> "
> copied from the eCS group here at Yahoo.
> What could this mean to the OSFree project?
>
> TomLeeM/BSG

Hi,
Thanks for the direct IBM link. I also posted a news release about this
on the AltOpSys group:

-------- Original Message --------
Subject: [AltOpSys] 01/10: IBM offers 500 patents for open-source use
Date: Tue, 11 Jan 2005 11:28:01 -0500
From: Davey Brain <dsbrain@...>
Reply-To: AltOpSys@yahoogroups.com
To: Alternative Operating System Discussion <AltOpSys@yahoogroups.com>


Hi,
A small indication of the further commitment to OSS comes from IBM:

"IBM offers 500 patents for open-source use"
<http://news.com.com/IBM+offers+500+pate ... ?tag=st_lh>

"IBM has decided to let open-source developers use 500 software patents
without fear of an infringement lawsuit, a new step in its encouragement
of the collaborative programming philosophy."

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subject." - Winston Churchill

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Re: [osFree] IBM Released Patents?

Post by admin » Sat Jan 05, 2019 8:15 am

#1173 Re: [osFree] IBM Released Patents?
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Tom Lee Mullins
Jan 12 6:28 AM

>
> Thomas Lee Mullins wrote:
>>
>> "
>> I don't how much help it will provide developers of
>> eCS software, but IBM
>> has announced that they are releasing 500 patents for
>> use in open source software. They will be adding to this number.
>>
>> One of the patents specifically mentions OS/2:
>>
>> US6292843 Quick loading of run time dynamic link library for OS/2
>>
>> Full list can be found here:
>>
>> http://www.ibm.com/ibm/licensing/patent ... atents.pdf
>>
>> Anyone want to comment of the potential impact of this
>> action on eCS apps? Other useful items?
>>
>> --
>> -----------------------------------------------------------
>> "Mark Abramowitz"
>> -----------------------------------------------------------
>>
>> ---
>> [This E-mail scanned for viruses by Declude Virus]
>>
>> "
>> copied from the eCS group here at Yahoo.
>> What could this mean to the OSFree project?
>>
>> TomLeeM/BSG
>
> Hi,
> Thanks for the direct IBM link. I also posted a news release about this
> on the AltOpSys group:
>
> -------- Original Message --------
> Subject: [AltOpSys] 01/10: IBM offers 500 patents for open-source use
> Date: Tue, 11 Jan 2005 11:28:01 -0500
> From: Davey Brain <dsbrain@...>
> Reply-To: AltOpSys@yahoogroups.com
> To: Alternative Operating System Discussion <AltOpSys@yahoogroups.com>
>
>
> Hi,
> A small indication of the further commitment to OSS comes from IBM:
>
> "IBM offers 500 patents for open-source use"
> http://news.com.com/IBM+offers+500+pate ... ?tag=st_lh>
>
> "IBM has decided to let open-source developers use 500 software patents
> without fear of an infringement lawsuit, a new step in its encouragement
> of the collaborative programming philosophy."
>
> WarpDavey
> --
> Davey Brain
> Due to political oppression I'm seeking a Canadian or European
> spouse...any takers?
>
> "A fanatic is one who can't change his mind and won't change the
> subject." - Winston Churchill
>
> This OS/2 uptime is 2 d 03 h 02 m 43 seconds
>

Perhaps in the future IBM will open source/release more
OS/2 related patents.

Thanks for posting it at other groups.

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Re: [osFree] osfree.org website not accessible

Post by admin » Sat Jan 05, 2019 8:15 am

#1174 Re: [osFree] osfree.org website not accessible
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Tom Lee Mullins
Jan 13 6:29 AM

>
>
> As an OS/2 enthusiast, I take a look from time to time at the
> osfree.org website to see the actual status of the osfree development
> effort.
> I have been trying to take a look for several days now and I always
> get a 'server not found' error message.
> What happened with the osfree website ? Has the project died ?
>

The site might have been down for awhile but it seems to be back up
now (I just checked it and it is back ). You should check it again.

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Re: [osFree] Re: 'E-Mail' Sent to IBM !!

Post by admin » Sat Jan 05, 2019 8:17 am

#1175 Re: [osFree] Re: 'E-Mail' Sent to IBM !!
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Tom Lee Mullins
Jan 13 6:31 AM

>
> Hi,
>
> As most members seem to dislike the idea of using the Linux kernel or
> Reactos perhaps you may care to have
> a look at Menuetos (www.menuetos.org). It is open source and is made
> entirely in assembler x86 code with
> no roots in Unix or DOS. It features a full GUI with VESA display support,
> multitasking and internet access and
> it fits uncompressed on a floppy.
>
> Regards
>
> Alan Duval
>

That would be another possibility.
With IBM releasing alot of patents,
I am hoping that OS/2 would be - eventually -
one of them.


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osFree

Post by admin » Sat Jan 05, 2019 8:19 am

#1176 osFree
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xlasy
Feb 3, 2005
Where is the project based out of. I would not mind helping by giving
a small contribution through paypal.

That or through us money order. I know alot of people are running
ecommstation. So im guessing ill go with os 2 warp 3 connect or os 2
warp 4

I dont have a opinion on os 2 since i have never used it.

I was thinking about geos but its seems as though geos 32 will take

forever.

sincerely

Paul Sharplin

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Re: [osFree] osFree

Post by admin » Sat Jan 05, 2019 8:20 am

#1177 Re: [osFree] osFree
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Alan Duval
Feb 3, 2005
Hi everyone,

There's a full page article on ReactOS in the Christmas edition of Linux Format. It states that impressive
progress is being made with new releases every few months. I think it's a pity that the majority of the osFree
group rejected the request to join the ReactOS group to develop an OS/2 personality for it. At least it's a going
project.

Regards,

Alan Duval

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Re: [osFree] osFree

Post by admin » Sat Jan 05, 2019 8:21 am

#1178 Re: [osFree] osFree
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Lynn H. Maxson
Feb 3, 2005
I don't remember that a majority or even a vote taken on the
issue of joining ReactOS. That occurred some time ago. It
relates to the relatively slow, however continuous progress
that occurs on it as well as on other open source operating
systems, e.g. Linux, generally.

Writing an OS/2 personality requires considerable more effort
than that of a microkernel. In theory, given the common APIs
for microkernels, we could develop an OS/2 personality
independent of a specific microkernel. It would begin at the
OS/2 API level, working downward to the eventual
microkernel APIs.

The pity does not lie in any unwillingness to join the ReactOS
effort, but in our inability to begin the analysis and design of
an OS/2 personality. Having a working, full featured ReactOS
solves one problem, but a far larger one remains.

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what status is osfree

Post by admin » Sat Jan 05, 2019 8:23 am

#1179 what status is osfree
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xlasy
Feb 3, 2005
Is there anything other than planning been done.

Also i have alot of free time an would not mind learning how to
program.

Any suggestions on what would be good for starters

what language is os 2 warp kernel programmed in.

Im guessing c or c+

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