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Microsoft Releases IPv6 WWW Server Under GNU License

May 25, 2001, 05:00 (66 Talkback[s])

Henry Chosta writes:

"I came across this URL: http://research.microsoft.com/msripv6/fnord.htm by accident,only to find Microsoft using the "Intellectual Property Killer" for a software package freely downloadable from their site. Quite interesting."

Microsoft hasn't so much "released" it as a few of their engineers have sort of put it up there where people like our correspondent can stumble across it. It just takes a little grepping to turn up the GNU license throughout the source, though. Just download the file msripv6-fnord-1.5.exe, use the standard unzip util you'll find available in your distro, and run grep -rl GNU Source/* for a list of the files that at least contain the expression "GNU," most of which seemed to contain the standard copyleft notification within.

"fnord," indeed.