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Judge orders MS to reveal code

Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by BlAcK_PlAgUe22, Feb 16, 2002.

  1. BlAcK_PlAgUe22

    BlAcK_PlAgUe22 I ooze.

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    Ouch.

    IMO i think its a bunch of bullcrap that MS has to do that.
     
  2. Raven|BuF

    Raven|BuF WHAT?!?

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    why do they have to do that
     
  3. Prophetus

    Prophetus Old Fart

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    I assume, it's so the States can see if there is ay evidence that MS is locking out competitors...via their coding.
     
  4. Prophetus

    Prophetus Old Fart

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    I did notice the judge ordered the source to be revealed to the States, not competitors. I guess MS, or rather their attorneys are trying to equate "States" with "Competitors". But I do understand their anxiety over this order.
     
  5. Witty

    Witty I hear only yes.

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    y the fudge???
    MS shouldn't have to do that... there's no reason!!!!
     
  6. Raven|BuF

    Raven|BuF WHAT?!?

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    ah right i understand that, i can see were the states are coming from with that, but people still buy OS's like Linux and Unix so microsoft cant be doing that much to block out other companies. So i cant see the point with it really
     
  7. LordKhaine

    LordKhaine I sing the body electric...

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    lol, this is the US legal system we're talking about here. If they can try and split up a company, or challenge a government directly via a court case, why cant they do this?
     
  8. Prophetus

    Prophetus Old Fart

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    LK...all I have to say is... British Telecom. Give me the U.S. Court system any day;).
     
  9. BlAcK_PlAgUe22

    BlAcK_PlAgUe22 I ooze.

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    :lol:
     
  10. LordKhaine

    LordKhaine I sing the body electric...

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    hahahahaha
     
  11. No Soup For You

    No Soup For You I got your PM right HERE!

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    What!?!

    MS has been claiming that they can't separate the browser from their operating system - are the State Attorneys General supposed to take their word for it?!?!? Didn't you read about the rigged court demonstrations that MS put together ?

    LK - what are you talking about?
     
  12. LordKhaine

    LordKhaine I sing the body electric...

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    I'm saying the US legal system is screwed, but then which legal systems aren't?
     
  13. No Soup For You

    No Soup For You I got your PM right HERE!

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    Agreed.
     
  14. CHRYSt

    CHRYSt You can't help that. We're all mad here.

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    Re: What!?!

    Exactly. Microsoft has claimed that it cannot separate IE from the rest of the OS. The states asked MS to prove it by showing them the source.

    I think it's fully justified and fair. Hell, MS reveals it's complete source to "partners" on hugely regulated NDA's for a while buttload of money. I don't see the problem here.
     
  15. WAnk

    WAnk PH34R TH3 WAnk??<br><img src="http://markwsucks.ho

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    man, i reveal myself for free on a regular basis. all this time, i could have been charging people?!?! damn :mad:
     
  16. BlAcK_PlAgUe22

    BlAcK_PlAgUe22 I ooze.

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    Damn! :(

    I knew there was a reason i shouldn't have posted this thread. :p
     
  17. AriTheDog

    AriTheDog frog steering expert

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    i dunno about you guys, but i'd pay. :)
     
  18. Selerox

    Selerox COR AD COR LOQVITVR

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    er...

    Theres a difference between the legal system and the will of the government. The UK government could do a lot to ease the problems BT causes via the courts. They just choose not to.

    But when it comes to legal systems, I'd go with the UK :)
     
  19. Syri

    Syri Who are you calling short?

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    I think it's perfectly reasonable to get proof from the source code to prove/disprove microsoft's claims
     
  20. Lodev

    Lodev New Member

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    Hey, why do they have to reveal code? Is it because they used Linux network code? Because, Linux as open source forbids any company to SELL linux code, and microsoft is doint that with this network code, and the only prove that microsoft used this linux code is if you look in the source.

    It's this that makes then having to show the code, right? I hope so at least, I'd love to see M$ having to stop selling WinXP :)
     

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