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SubjectRe: [OT] Re: Microsoft begining to open source Windows 2000?
On Thu, Mar 08, 2001 at 12:21:12PM -0500, Stuart MacDonald wrote:
> "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...

Probably not, but it would be interesting to consider the
possibilities: what if someone with good memory went and looked at the
source code, picked it apart, memorized how it *worked* (and not actual
code), then told someone else how it worked and that person then implemented
it in another OS (say, Linux modules). I've heard of this scheme being
used before to get around NDA's and other legalities. It might be worth
a try.
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