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SubjectRe: The latest Microsoft FUD. This time from BillG, himself.
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On Thursday 21 June 2001 04:50, Henning P. Schmiedehausen wrote:
> Rob Landley <landley@webofficenow.com> writes:
> >Ooh, do I get to say "I told you so"? (LinuxToday buried my submission
> > way back under a blurb about caldera, but still...)
>
> And the quote of "stealing the TCP stack from BSD" is still wrong.

Everybody took the BSD tcp stack, including VMS and OS/2. It was the first
major lump of code they separated when AT&T started making legal threats
around 1983.

Did I say stealing? The berkeley people gave it away for free...

> And the web browser they have today derives from NCSA Mosaic as
> prominently displayed in the "About" box of every single IE version
> out. No TBL here.

You take microsoft's word for things?

Read this:

http://www.businessweek.com/bwdaily/dnflash/january/new0122d.htm

Various other coverage:

http://www.zdnet.com/eweek/news/0120/22aspy.html
http://www4.zdnet.com/anchordesk/story/story_587.html

And two years later, spyglass still hadn't learned their lesson:

http://www.zdnet.com/eweek/stories/general/0,11011,1014310,00.html

Rob
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