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

On Thu, 25 Mar 2004, H C Pumphrey wrote:
> On Thu, 25 Mar 2004, Ed wrote:
> ... 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?

Apparently.... MS engineers use the Samba docs because they are a better
source of information one the SMB protocol than they can get in house -
presumably the original experts moved on!

This may be apocryphal, but then again might not be!


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