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    Pardon me for one, being nieve [sp], and two, for being in a small hick-town in the frozen part of the USA, but, what exactly did M$ leak? Windows code, IE code? If at all possible, what version, the latest, or a few revs back????

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cuddles
    Pardon me for one, being nieve [sp], and two, for being in a small hick-town in the frozen part of the USA, but, what exactly did M$ leak? Windows code, IE code? If at all possible, what version, the latest, or a few revs back????

    Cuddles
    A few million lines of NT4 and windows 2000.

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    I read about 90% of NT and 15% of Win2K.

    About the other posts. OK sorry! I was only meaning it as a joke! It just seemed kind of an overkill on "whooo, look out for that code, don't even look at it or you will go blind! Microsoft knows that you looked and will beat down your door and give you a wedgie!"

    So if you were upset with me, Sorry. I was just trying to make it light in here, but it didn't work.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hunkah
    About the other posts. OK sorry! I was only meaning it as a joke! It just seemed kind of an overkill on "whooo, look out for that code, don't even look at it or you will go blind! Microsoft knows that you looked and will beat down your door and give you a wedgie!"
    At least I am not upset But I think you are missing a big part of the point. The worst thing about this mess is that M$ can use it to destroy some open-source project you might participate in. It is even possible they leaked it on purpose (I'm not saying that they did) hoping that part of it would end up in some competing oss project that they then could shut down.

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    All I can say is, if one of my Linux programs gives me the blue screen of death, I'm going to be very suspicious.

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    I did get that. Forget I said anything. I was just making a subtle joke. I didn't mean to get into anything, this big.

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    If you think the M$ code leak is bad 4 Linux .....

    .......think again, M$ knows it is doomed & cannot fight Linux, the natural evolution of Linux is just starting to take hold & very soon Linux will take over!

    But M$'s only way of combating linux is to take out as many software patents as possible before the Bush Corporation get's put in handcuffs later this year for Major corruption & fraud in colluding with big business.

    M$ just won one patent on XML, they've filed for many many more already & are just waiting for their bribes to public officials to pay off.

    R.

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    Re: If you think the M$ code leak is bad 4 Linux .....

    Quote Originally Posted by ricardomardi
    M$ just won one patent on XML, they've filed for many many more already & are just waiting for their bribes to public officials to pay off.

    R.
    Now, now those are not bribes those are "campaign contributions" and yes they served them well in the last election cycle they made the whole DOJ case seem to vanish from the face of the earth.

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    I'm confused about one thing. Microsoft coders are able to see Linux code any day of the week right? So who's to say that Linux code isn't winding up in Microsoft to some (perhaps small) extent. Therefore, couldn't they find code in Linux that seems to copy Windows when really it's the other way around?

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    Quote Originally Posted by champagnemojo
    I'm confused about one thing. Microsoft coders are able to see Linux code any day of the week right? So who's to say that Linux code isn't winding up in Microsoft to some (perhaps small) extent. Therefore, couldn't they find code in Linux that seems to copy Windows when really it's the other way around?
    While that is possible I wouldn't bet on it myself. Mainly because the BSD license (used by FreeBSD for instance) gives them the right to copy stuff from other places (like FreeBSD) whenever they don't feel like implementing something themselves.

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