[ale] Weekend laugh - m$ to become more like *nix
audilvr at speakeasy.org
Sat May 3 17:49:51 EDT 2003
On Fri, 2003-05-02 at 22:33, James P. Kinney III wrote:
> I'm half convinced they already do. Their networking stack works much
> better lately (except for the highly predictable numbering scheme).
> But a better choice for M$ to steal from is anything with a BSD style
Well in that case its not exactly stealing as the BSD style license
allows them to use the code. In fact the original MS networking stack
was derived from BSD.
> On Fri, 2003-05-02 at 19:04, Jonathan Rickman wrote:
> > This brings an interesting question to light...
> > If Microsoft started stealing GPL'ed code and including it in Windows (a
> > few pieces at a time), effectively creating their own distro and violating
> > the GPL...how would we know? We can't review the source, and MD5 sigs and
> > the like would be circumstantial evidence at best. Barring a court order,
> > how do we *really* know that this isn't happening already?
> > Any takers?
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