Microsoft to reveal parts of Windows source code

Discussion in 'NZ Computing' started by Shane, Jan 28, 2006.

  1. Shane

    Shane Guest

    Shane, Jan 28, 2006
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    steve Guest

    steve, Jan 28, 2006
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  3. Almost all discussion online has been of the opinion that this move by
    Micro$oft was designed to prevent it from needing to actually comply with
    the EU's requirement to hand over complete and accurate documentation of
    its server communications protocols.

    However, it looks very likely that the EU will still be requiring
    compliance with its directive.

    It's different from the shared source programme in that the code can be
    used - for a massive fee. But the code cannot be used, or even viewed, by
    the free software movement.

    Undeniably Sluttish
    Mr Undeniably Sluttish, Jan 28, 2006
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    Peter Guest

    People who work in the industry, but not involving Microsoft code do not
    even want to set sight on Microsoft code, otherwise a presumption may come
    into play in the future that they have 'pirated' the code in other work
    they do.
    Peter, Jan 28, 2006
  5. IOW, Micro$oft has offered something that people don't want in the place
    of something that people need.

    Undeniably Sluttish
    Mr Undeniably Sluttish, Jan 28, 2006
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