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Reuters.com: Reversal of Microsoft's Closed-Source Policy Likely to Open Floodgates for Malware

Jan 26, 2006, 01:30 (6 Talkback[s])

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"Microsoft Wednesday said it would reveal the source code for Windows Server software, in order to comply with the European Commission's 2004 anti-trust decision. Brussels has hoped that the requirement would herald a new openness in Redmond, but it's more likely to open the floodgates for malware.

"When a programmer codes, they are actually creating text files with instructions that are later translated into machine code by a program called a compiler. That machine code is what is usually packaged up and licensed to software clients..."

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