Archive of UserLand's first discussion group, started October 5, 1998.
Windows source code
Author: Wesley Felter Posted: 3/28/1999; 2:32:10 PM Topic: scriptingNews outline for 3/28/99 Msg #: 4621 (In response to 4609) Prev/Next: 4620 / 4622
I hope they don't go through with a plan to force licensing of the Windows source code. I don't want the source to Windows. I don't want Red Hat Windows or some other offshoot brand. I don't want Windows at all.
Allowing me to buy N different versions of Windows from N different companies does not solve the problem that it is practically impossible for me to buy a computer without paying for a copy of Windows that I do not want. Also, I don't want people to think that licensing the Windows source code will make Microsoft's stranglehold on the computer industry just disappear; I think the discriminatory pricing and exclusive contracts are far more dangerous than the hidden APIs.
There are responses to this message:
- Re: Windows source code, Dave Winer, 3/28/1999; 4:54:52 PM
- Re: Windows source code, John Brewer, 3/29/1999; 1:23:07 AM
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