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SubjectRe: [OT] Re: Microsoft begining to open source Windows 2000?
On Thu, 8 Mar 2001, Stuart MacDonald wrote:

> From: "Venkatesh Ramamurthy" <>
> >,10228,2692987,00.html
> "As such, clients will not be allowed to alter the code in any form and
> may not give any other party access to any aspect of that code."
> Does this preclude one reading the source and then using
> the knowledge gained to write, independently, working
> modules for Linux; fixing the fs problems for instance?
> Does anyone on the list have access to the code?
> It seems to me this might be an opportunity...

They already license the Win2k bug's source to academic people without a
huge NDA attached (and without the non-compete clause prohibiting work on
other OSs!). There's a copy around here somewhere - I don't have access,
but know who does, and might be able to get a copy at some point...


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