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





I've followed Samba for serveral years and can confirm this as true.

Yours
Faye

This time she's the lesser of two evils.

http://www.morpheux.org





James E. Jarvis wrote:
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!

James

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