View Full Version : States want to see windows source code
02-13-2002, 07:38 PM
here (http://zdnet.com.com/2100-1104-836421.html) you can see how the states that are fighting Microsoft anti-trust case. they want to see the windows source code to see if they can release a stripped down version of windows and with out IE. I find that as a shocl and time will tell if microsoft commplies. I am not a microsoft fan, but this qould be like getting caught with your pants down, and who is to say that they won't release any peices of info on the microsoft code? tough call
02-13-2002, 10:21 PM
MS is really over something of a barrel at the moment in this case as regards evidence, after the gave false evidence (see here (http://www.theregister.co.uk/content/archive/2568.html) ) it'll be interesting to see how it develops from here
Here (http://www.cnn.com/2002/TECH/industry/02/16/microsoft.code.reut/index.html) it looks like they'll get it . . .
02-17-2002, 12:42 AM
Yep, the ruling was Friday:
"Microsoft will have to supply the computer code for its Windows program to a group of states seeking stiffer antitrust sanctions against the software giant, a federal judge ruled Friday.
Nine state attorneys general had argued that they needed to see the Windows source code in order to verify Microsoft's claim it could not offer a simpler version of the Windows personal computer operating system, stripped of features like the Internet Explorer browser."
Under the judge's order, Microsoft would provide access to the latest code for Windows, including Windows XP embedded, a version the states believe shows the software can be easily customized.
I never thought this would happen
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