Following on from the earlier collaboration with the Computer History Museum to release the source code for MS-DOS roughly 4 years ago. Microsoft has today announced the availability of the MS-DOS source code via GitHub, in the form of code for MS-DOS 1.25 and MS-DOS 2.0.
The original source-code and compiled binaries is now available to download and offers the same files originally shared at the Computer History Museum on March 25th, 2014. Publication via GitHub hopes to make the repo more accessible and easier to find and offers reference-to external writing and works, and enables “exploration and experimentation” for those interested in early PC Operating Systems, says Microsoft.
“The source files in this repo are for historical reference and will be kept static, so please don’t send Pull Requests suggesting any modifications to the source files, but feel free to fork this repo and experiment. If, however, you’d like to submit additional non-source content or modifications to non-source files (e.g., this README), please submit via PR, and we’ll review and consider. This project has adopted the Microsoft Open Source Code of Conduct. “
Jump over to the GitHub repo page to download your copy and start experimenting via the link below.