"February 12, 2004, was a day that will have many far-reaching
consequences for Microsoft. In every sense, it was their very own
September 11: A sea-change event that has shaken the foundation of
the company's business model and the security of every Windows
system on the planet.
"The unauthorized partial leak of the Windows 2000 and NT 4.0
source code will present many problems for the software giant. But
rather than dwell on the impossible task of cleansing the Web of
this unauthorized code and seeking to prosecute those who
distribute it, Microsoft should capitalize on the situation.
"Why not make lemonade out of lemons by doing the unthinkable:
Redistribute the complete NT4 and Windows 2000 code base via either
a fully OSS-certified or quasi-open-source license on the MSDN web