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Sources[edit]

  • Comparing C/C++ compilers Matthew Wilson, October 1, 2003. DrDobbs.com
  • C Programming. Al Stevens, October 1, 1993. DrDobbs.com. "... how the new 32-bit Watcom C/C++ 9.5 compiler goes about implementing exception handling."

— Preceding unsigned comment added by Lexein (talkcontribs) 15:54, 17 May 2011

License issues[edit]

It'd be nice to know about the contentious parts of its open source license, the reasons why some foundations rejected it. --Hooperbloob (talk) 14:22, 22 October 2014 (UTC)

Agreed, done. Peter Flass (talk) 15:08, 23 December 2014 (UTC)

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WFM. Didn't know that Open Watcom is dead. Face-sad.svg Be..anyone (talk) 05:46, 7 April 2016 (UTC)
The OpenWatcom site was completely dead for a while but they seem to have brought back the non-wiki portions with a different URL structure in order to host things like the manuals.
As for the pace of development, according to the EDM2 wiki's page for OpenWatcom, back in 2012, a situation somewhat analogous to the OpenOffice-LibreOffice fork occurred when contributors got fed up with the core team unilaterally deciding to purge outside contributions from the code.
The people who left are responsible for the unofficial v2 fork and its repository is still receiving quite a bit of active development. --192.171.41.51 (talk) 15:55, 13 November 2016 (UTC)

Citation needed for "free usage for noncomm usage" in license field of metadata block[edit]

The license field of the metadata block currently says "Sybase Open Watcom Public License version 1.0 (free usage for noncomm usage)" but every other site I've visited says that it's licensed for non-commercial OR commercial use.

I also didn't see any non-commercial restrictions when I quickly browsed through the license included with the codebase.

Beyond that, I've also seen various commercial releases (primarily retro-games that want to release DOS versions as extras, like Retro City Rampage) using Open Watcom to produce binaries for commercial sale.

Is this perhaps a counter-productively phrased attempt to clarify that this unique license is copyleft in a fashion more onerous than the AGPL? — Preceding unsigned comment added by 157.52.6.188 (talk) 17:55, 15 November 2016 (UTC)