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osOpinion: A case for opening the source code to windows

Feb 28, 2000, 07:40 (8 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Jeffrey A Becker)

[ Thanks to Kelly McNeill for this link. ]

"There has been much discussion on the topic of how Microsoft should and could be punished in the likely event that it is found guilty of abusing its monopoly. Before we begin, let's establish my opinion and understanding of things as they are now...."

"Most suggestions involving making windows open source software have run up against this little thing in the constitution called just compensation. To effectively Open Source windows we need to create a license in which Microsoft retains control of the 'Official Windows' while still allowing derivative works. This is where a Mozilla style license comes in...."

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