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SubjectRe: Microsoft Withdraws Linux NTFS Threats
Andre Hedrick wrote:

> On Sun, 1 Oct 2000, Jeff V. Merkey wrote:
> >
> > I will again be able to offer these NTFS tools to repair NTFS
> > partitions. Please begin reforwarding requests from folks with trashed
> > disks to me, and I'll be able to assist folks. Microsoft has apologized
> > and withdrawn their statements.
> >
> > We are very happy this thread ended on a happy note, instead of in
> > court. Microsoft will take no action against us for NTFS development on
> > Linux, which can now proceed without concern.
> Jeff ...
> It is fun, but I was not ware that scale of this mess was so great.
> All I did was to make the request for Microsoft not to blow things out of
> proportion. Sheesh, by letting us, without noise or action, create R/W
> support of NTFS for Linux they would have been able to give the appearence
> that they were behaving.
> Regardless, congrates on using the entry point.
> I just hope everyone at Mircosoft is still there.
> I would feel really bad if an aquiantence of my there had reprocussions.
> We would need to find a way to help them out, if they took it on the chin
> for us.
> Cheers,
> Andre Hedrick
> The Linux ATA/IDE guy


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.



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