<CT> Re: Our Rights.

  • From: David Burgess <d.burgess@xxxxxxxxx>
  • To: calmira_tips@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Thu, 15 Mar 2001 22:30:33 +0000

At 14:45 15/03/01 -0500, you wrote:

>I think it is time to start considering our rights as a windows 3.x
>community in the face of the undue influence microsoft is having over
>the future of our computer use. I think we should begin considering a
>legal action that will seek to reveal the technical specifications to
>wich our windows software was written so that we may maintain
>alternative versions should we so choose. Given that the version of
>windows that I am running reports itself to have been finalized in
>november of 1993, Microsoft has no valid claims for continuing to
>conseal this important information as it is not of any further
>commercial value to them except as a lever to force us to move to their
>next generation of rented software. =(

At one stage, the release of the Win3 source was one of the carrots which 
MS was offering in last year's dispute  with the Department of Justice. I 
haven't heard any more, so it looks as though that particular avenue is dead.

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