From: Kieran Colfer - Sun Microsystems Ireland (kieran.colfer at domain ireland.sun.com)
Date: Tue 09 May 2000 - 09:33:26 IST
Philip Reynolds wrote:
> Yeah right. Microsoft open source *snigger*.
> >From reading an article before on this, as far as I could make out Microsoft
> is making part of the Win32 _API_ open to SOME sources. IMHO this is just a
> marketing ploy to live up to Linux and other open source operating systems so
> Microsoft can now _claim_ to be "open source". It might be useful for wine but
> we'll see. I hope nobody is counting chickens yet.
AFAIK this could be just a part of Micro$oft's response to Judge
Jackson's findings that they be broken up in the antitrust case. They
issued their own proposals on sunday I think, and part of it was that
"[Microsoft] be required to provide software developers information they
need to build their products in a timely way. The judge had found that
Microsoft did not provide such information equally to its customers."
(quote from wired.com).
kieran.colfer at domain ireland.sun.com
I didn't like the play, but I saw it under adverse conditions. The
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