From: John P. Looney (jplooney-ilug at domain online.ie)
Date: Tue 09 May 2000 - 11:15:10 IST
On Mon, May 08, 2000 at 09:29:01PM +0100, Philip Reynolds mentioned:
> Griffin, Gearoid's [GGriffin at domain afis.ucc.ie] 14 lines of dribble included:
> <:Yep, I know we've seen this before but its on MSNBC so it *must* be true
> 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.
Er, isn't making the "API" Open Source just giving away the header files?
Anyway. Scrap breaking up microsoft. Just make them GPL Windows - so
everyone could make their own Windows distribution....and Microsoft would
have to pay attention to their APIs from now on, instead of adding bits
when they thought of it..
-- "The fool must be beaten with a stick, for an intelligent person the merest hint is sufficient" -- Zen Master Greg
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