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



On Thu, 25 Mar 2004, Ed wrote:

>
> The reason you hide interface specifications is to prevent interworking.
> [snip]

> Arguing that an interface design is IP is the kind of thing that lawyers
> get paid huge amounts to do.

If this story on the Register ....

http://www.theregister.co.uk/content/4/36520.html

... is credible, then they may have done just that in this case. So a good
killer question for MSFT (to link to another thread) is whether they will
be charging the SAMBA team for the right to use their specifications.
Maybe they can't as long as the samba team have done it all by reverse
engineering?

Hugh

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