[clug-talk] News & Views: Save Vista By Open SOurcing It

Tek Budda TekBudda at shaw.ca
Wed May 10 13:10:11 PDT 2006


Mitchell Brown wrote:
> I have to agree - this might happen some day. When Hell freezes over!!
> Seriously, Microsoft has no reason to it. The Microsoft fanboys will
> still purchase Windows no matter how insecure or unstable it is.
> Because, to alot of them, Linux just screams "HARDDD!!!" and they
> don't want to take the time to learn it. Does this guy honestly think
> Bill Gates is just gonna open source it? Man...
> 
> 
> But lets just imagine if this did happen. The world would, literally,
> change forever. Even people who have no interest in how the OS works,
> they'd be effected. There'd be dozens and even hundreds of spinoffs
> (www.windowsdistrowatch.com OMG can you imagine?!) of it and it would
> be chaos. Microsoft would instantly regret the decision as the Linux
> zealots would get their sometimes "grubby" (no offence) paws into it
> and start changing it all around.
> 
> As cool as it would be -- in reality - who really wants opensource Windows? O_o

Just a note that the blog author indicates ÏF"ms went this way, they 
would likely have a a license similar if not their own license similar 
to OpenSolaris (CDDL), which allows for open source contributions but 
still gives them the finally ok and control.






More information about the clug-talk mailing list