From: Ross Lynch (kernel at domain esatclear.ie)
Date: Fri 18 Feb 2000 - 11:41:57 GMT
Have a look at linuxtoday.com
there's a story about how microsoft are vehemently denying that bill
ever said such a thing.
Aaron McDaid wrote:
> > According to CNET, Billy boy would be willing to open-source windows to
> > settle the antitrust case.
> And of course it would be GPL'ed (Grossly Private License) :-)
> First post! by me, that is, to this mailing list.
> Seriously though - it would greatly help the WINE project (as /. pointed
> It wouldn't surprise me if they did. I'd already had the feeling for a while
> that MS have "given up" on the desktop. This way they plan to keep Windows
> apps the first choice for developers to write for, even if less people use
> Windows itself. PE (the win32 exe file format) vs. a.out/ELF. It would keeps
> sales of Office/VB etc. etc. up. In fact it would INCREASE the revenue there
> because developers might end up using VB on their linux box because both
> Windows+Linux users would be able to run the resulting program!
> It probably won't work out like that. They'll probably use something silly
> like the Apple or Sun License ("hackers do the work, we take credit, you can
> modify Windows but NOT take pieces for other projects like WINE")
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