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    GW BASIC goes open source!

    https://devblogs.microsoft.com/comma...rces-gw-basic/
    We are excited to announce the open-sourcing of Microsoft GW-BASIC on GitHub!

    Yes, seriously 😀

    Why?
    Since re-open-sourcing MS-DOS 1.25 & 2.0 on GitHub last year, we’ve received numerous requests to also open-source Microsoft BASIC.

    Well, here we are! 😁

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    These sources, as clearly stated in the repo’s readme, are the 8088 assembly language sources from 10th Feb 1983, and are being open-sourced for historical reference and educational purposes. This means we will not be accepting PRs that modify the source in any way.
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    Re: GW BASIC goes open source!

    Well, that's interesting. Perhaps VB6 will be open sourced. If this is any indication, it might happen...in about two more decades.
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    Re: GW BASIC goes open source!

    ...preferably not written in asm! - or is that why that 'discontinued' the line?
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