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General Category => News and gadgets => Topic started by: spic0m on November 10, 2009, 22:24:26 PM

Title: Microsoft and GPL
Post by: spic0m on November 10, 2009, 22:24:26 PM
Microsoft stoped the distribution of a tool that makes easier the transition from xp to 7 in netbooks.
The reason? Microsoft used code from an open source application but "forgot" to declare the modifications of the code as the GPL licence of the program required.
Lol those guys.! :)






source: Cnet news (http://news.cnet.com/8301-13860_3-10394191-56.html)
Title: Re: Microsoft and GPL
Post by: kam on November 11, 2009, 13:26:11 PM
yes sure, they "forgot". What they fail to remember, is that they are loosing the war day by day.
Title: Re: Microsoft and GPL
Post by: spic0m on November 11, 2009, 16:59:30 PM
True, but they still are strong. :)
Title: Re: Microsoft and GPL
Post by: kam on November 11, 2009, 22:12:20 PM
Yes they are.

But...

The very first pcbheaven, about a year ago, had nearly 2.5% linux visitors, against 93%windows visitors. Now we have 3.3%, just about the same as the mac users (3.39%).

We are growing fast!  ;D