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SubjectRe: GGI Project Unhappy On Linux
On Fri, 27 Mar 1998, George Bonser wrote:

> On Fri, 27 Mar 1998, Richard B. Johnson wrote:
> Well, then it seems to me that what you are REALLY saying is that it is
> not Windows that will be dominant so much as it is the Windows API and
> that if Microsoft were forced to release that API in excruciating detail,
> Linux could outwindow windows. Let Microsoft keep the Windows code but

No sane person would ever use the Windows calling convention.

> I think this, in a nutshell, is what the Caldera lawsuit is all about.
> They do not want the Windows code, they want the API so they can buld a
> DIFFERENT platform that will be capable of allowing a user to drop an
> application into Linux or some other OS and allow it to run.

I think you are correct.

> Microsoft is now going to hide behind NT because it is explicitly exempted
> from the consent decree. They will be forced to release the Windows API
> at about the time they announce that they are abandoning it.

I think you are correct here too.

Dick Johnson
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