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    Microsoft going OpenSource???

    A freind of mine just pointed out an article to me that said Microsoft is going to give the Chinese gevernment the source code to it's Windows operating system. They did this to "eliminate any doubts the Chinese had" on Windows security. So, my question is, how long until someone in China realizes the value of that code and posts it on some website???

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    LOL...
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    It's not just them; the UK and US governments have copies of the Windows source code as well.

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    i`ll be off to see mr. blair then or george bush then.

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    I would think China would be the last place they would want to give their source to. Wasn't China like the leading producer of illegally pirated software?
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    Originally posted by Spookster
    I would think China would be the last place they would want to give their source to. Wasn't China like the leading producer of illegally pirated software?
    Yeah I think so...
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    Originally posted by sage45
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    Originally posted by cg9com
    curious
    Whats curious???

    Besides, I hold you responsible for the death of the last thread that you posted last in...

    HRACE!!!

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    i was wondering as to why you just laughed at the post above.

    Besides, I hold you responsible for the death of the last thread that you posted last in...

    its not like i closed it
    Last edited by cg9com; 03-08-2003 at 12:18 AM.

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    No but you were the last to post in it... That is, until you deleted your post... :P LOL...

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    This post is getting very pit-esque (or is that pituresque?)

    Which government would you trust with your source code? Putting aside issues of actual trust, can you have faith in government IT projects - their ability to store and manipulate data properly, safely and with due consideration?

    If I was MS I'd be cacking in my pants right now ... just waiting for the first leak ... running farms of robots that spend all day googling for "microsoft source code"
    Last edited by brothercake; 03-09-2003 at 07:17 AM.
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    lol can just see that being ftp`d or leeched from kazaa LOL

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    yep. probably soon.

    I wouldnt mind taking a look at the system.

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    pfft wouldnt wana debug that junk

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    he he.

    Microsoft Front Page makes me sick. If anyone has it, and you move your cursor over it, it says something like: 'Make a Website that works with microsoft front page'

    LIES!


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