Lisa's source code will be released to the public domain next year. A great gift for fans and nostalgics.
Good news for Apple fanatics, the source code for one of Apple's biggest flops will go public. Released in 1983, a year before the Macintosh, the Lisa was a personal computer that had many positives for the time. Unfortunately, the machine did not meet the expected success. A failure that still required 5 years of research and development for Apple teams. Its $ 10,000 price was one of the reasons for its failure.
The source code for this little gem in the history of the brand should be made available in the course of 2018. It was Al Kossow of the Computer History Museum who announced the news recently. A boon for fans of the history of IT and hackers. When it is released, the CHM should publish an article explaining all the innovation that Lisa represented for the time.
The operating system will be freely accessible free of charge. What allow all enthusiasts to hack all the lines of code of this little machine little known to the general public.