Microsoft does the right open-source thing
Nov 16, 2009, 12:04 (8 Talkback[s])
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"In a note on Microsoft's open-source Web site Port 25,
from Microsoft's Peter Galli, a former colleague of mine as it
happens, said that "After looking at the code in question, we are
now able to confirm (that GPL code from the ImageMaster open-source
program had been put in Microsoft's proprietary program) ...
although it was not intentional on our part."
"The Windows 7 USB/DVD Download Tool is meant to help netbook
users upgrade from XP to Windows 7. It makes it possible to take a
Windows 7 DVD image and place it on a USB stick. Since many
netbooks don't have a built-in DVD drive this was an essential
program for users who wanted to install Windows 7 on their XP
desktops-not an easy job on any PC. ImageMaster is a
general-purpose tool for moving DVD images to USB sticks."