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SubjectRe: Microsoft Withdraws Linux NTFS Threats
there wore grammer and spellings mis-takes???

On Sun, 1 Oct 2000, Andre Hedrick wrote:

> Date: Sun, 1 Oct 2000 21:45:54 -0700 (PDT)
> From: Andre Hedrick <andre@linux-ide.org>
> To: Jeff V. Merkey <jmerkey@timpanogas.org>
> Cc: linux-kernel@vger.kernel.org
> Subject: Re: Microsoft Withdraws Linux NTFS Threats
>
> On Sun, 1 Oct 2000, Jeff V. Merkey wrote:
>
> > Andre,
> >
> > This is very much a compliment of you coming from them -- they apparently
> > took you very seriously and viewed your proposal as a serious matter. It was
> > a great roller coaster ride -- let's do it again some time.
>
> Jeff,
>
> I went to slashdot.org to read the story.
>
> There was a historical referrence, in the beginning, that implies that I
> was accussing Microsoft of using Linux code. The reality was that I
> offered to help them with the solution I was working on because of the
> huge mess that the great taskfile debate brought out.
>
> People were pointing out that because I was exposing how to abuse it in
> the kernel and that a policy of preventing harmfal combinations was not
> acceptable. Since this information could/would/did spill over to the
> script kiddies, I thought it was the better part of valor (sp) to inform
> an aquaintance at Microsoft of the potential problem that they could see.
>
> Only because I respect that person (at MS) did I even consider discussing
> the issue.
>
> If they want to take a jesture of kindness and twist it to imply I am
> blackmailing them, Bill's view of the world is very sinical (sp).
>
> Cheers,
>
> Andre Hedrick
> The Linux ATA/IDE guy
>
> PS. I am not an english major be a former astronomer, so do not send me a
> grade on my grammer and spelling.
>
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