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Re: [edlug] EU Forcing Microsoft to Open Source?

No, they are clear to say that MS can keep their intellectual property. What I imagine it means is that companies should be able to ask for access in order to design products. This will be subject to NDAs and any other restrictions MS can argue for (e.g. security measures).

I doubt if it amounts to any material change from the current situation except that MS now have to consider all such requests before effectively declining by imposing strict preconditions. But IANAL and just being cynical here.


-----Original Message-----
From: "Peter  George" <peter@xxx.xxx.xxx>
To: <edlug@xxx.xxx.xxx>
Date: Wed, 24 Mar 2004 12:48:07 -0000
Subject: [edlug] EU Forcing Microsoft to Open Source?


"Mr Monti has ordered Microsoft to reveal details of its Windows software codes within 120 days, to make it easier for rivals to design compatible products. "

Just to check my understanding here, does this mean that Windows source code will be viewable like Linux?

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