[plug] GPL Windows 95 ??? 8-)

The Thought Assassin assassin at sleepless.south.networx.net.au
Thu Jul 30 23:02:50 WST 1998

Ok, I'm assuming this didn't get through and reposting it. Sorry if you
have it already.

On Thu, 30 Jul 1998, David Buddrige wrote:
> Microsoft has four days to respond to an order from a Utah federal judge to
> hand over the source code of Windows 95 to another software company,
> Caldera. The dispute stems from Caldera's purchase two years ago of the
> DR-DOS operating system from Novell. 	

This isn't quite as good as it sounds. No Caldera employees are allowed to
see it, only their lawyers and expert witnesses. They can only use the
information for purposes relating to the trial. The trial is about whether
Microsoft deliberately introduced into windows incompatibilities with
Caldera's version of DOS (DR-DOS), or whether Windows is just an
incompatible heap, rent by pure incompetence.

-Greg Mildenhall

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