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Old 04 January 2016, 18:17   #138
absence
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Originally Posted by kolla View Post
There is a trend in open sourcing old operating systems, for example Microsoft has made early MSDOS source available:

http://www.computerhistory.org/atchm...y-source-code/

Early Amiga OS sources should have this treatment too.
Releasing old source code to the public usually involves lawyers to make sure the company is legally in the clear, and as such can be quite expensive for a struggling niche company. It would be nice if old Amiga OS sources were released, but it's doubtful that whoever owns the rights can justify it economically. For a company like Microsoft it's a relatively cheap way to look good in the news.
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