Windows source leaked?
Major Variola (ret)
mv at cdc.gov
Fri Feb 13 11:45:34 PST 2004
[sent to al-q; does cypherpunks-moderated at minder.net forward there?]
At 06:25 PM 2/12/04 -0500, Riad S. Wahby wrote:
>Among others, /. is reporting that Win2k and WinNT source code may
The horror, the horror.
>Lots has been said about OSS developers not wanting to look at this
>for fear that they will be "tainted." While it is true that simply
>the act of looking at the code is unauthorized and illegal,
If you didn't steal it, its not your problem if you read it.
>if there is any truth to the claim that a developer who looked at
>Windows source would endanger future projects (assuming, of course,
>that simple copying---which is clearly illegal---doesn't happen).
How would M$ show that you had in fact read the code?
And if you didn't copy it, why would a court care?
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