[linux-elitists] On origins of MSFT code (hearsay) Re: [fsl-discuss] reusing code under BSD licence
Karsten M. Self
Mon Jul 7 23:01:49 PDT 2003
on Mon, Jul 07, 2003 at 10:11:03PM -0500, D. Joe Anderson (firstname.lastname@example.org) wrote:
> On Tue, Jun 24, 2003 at 04:35:39PM +0100, Karsten M. Self wrote:
> > So I just contacted Bradford L. Smith's office at Microsoft with
> > the following fax (after being informed by the Microsoft switchboard
> > that first contacts must be in writing):
> > Of which there are several possible outcomes:
> > - "We don't know". Wups. "Microsoft can't track its software source
> > provenance..."
> > - "We know", followed by a figure. Thank you, Mr. Smith.
> > - Silence, or refusal to answer. Wups. "Microsoft refuses to reveal
> > reliance on free, open source, or otherwise publicly available
> > source code within its products".
> To be slightly more dispassionate about it, I'd
> s/refuses/seems, so far, unable or unwilling/
> It's been about 2 weeks now, hasn't it? With a holiday in the
> middle, to be sure.
> Any acknowledgement, at least?
Karsten M. Self <email@example.com> http://kmself.home.netcom.com/
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