[ale] Weekend laugh - m$ to become more like *nix

Ray Knight 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
> license.

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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