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MS DOS and Word for Windows source code released
« on: March 26, 2014, 01:33:26 am »
http://liliputing.com/2014/03/ms-dos-word-windows-source-code-released.html
To me, it is like Ford releasing the blue prints to the Model T. There is also an open source DOS that is more advanced - IIRC - called FreeDOS.
http://www.freedos.org

Open Office is a better version of Word, IMO.
http://www.openoffice.org/

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Re: MS DOS and Word for Windows source code released
« Reply #1 on: March 26, 2014, 04:05:36 am »
Hi

It is an interesting novelty, but the source code released does not allows any kind of derivative work. It is just for display

http://www.computerhistory.org/_static/atchm/microsoft-word-for-windows-1-1a-source-code/agreement/

Maybe it is useless source code, but it is more useless since it does not allows derivative works.

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Re: MS DOS and Word for Windows source code released
« Reply #2 on: March 26, 2014, 04:53:54 am »
Anyway that's so cool!
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Re: MS DOS and Word for Windows source code released
« Reply #3 on: March 26, 2014, 01:41:48 pm »
Sure, it is nice to have the source code, but the idea of having source code available to the public, to me, (...and sorry to get philosophical) is that it can "sum up" to bigger thing and that can derivate into other things.  The idea is not to have the source code for display, it is to allow it to grow and help the people that uses it.

Sure, it is MS Word 1.1, it is useless today compared to Openoffice, it is not the better example :)
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Re: MS DOS and Word for Windows source code released
« Reply #4 on: March 26, 2014, 05:57:18 pm »
I read that some hoped that Win XP would be open sourced. Even if Microsoft did open source it, it would probably be like the MS-DOS being opened sourced.  ::)
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Re: MS DOS and Word for Windows source code released
« Reply #5 on: March 28, 2014, 07:10:07 pm »
XP will not be open sourced any time soon, XP embedded is supported to 2015 or even 2016 and the POS version of XP is technically still available even if it is considered legacy and is supported until 2019. MS is not going to open source something that will lead to competition against their own products

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Re: MS DOS and Word for Windows source code released
« Reply #6 on: March 28, 2014, 08:00:22 pm »
I read that some hoped that Win XP would be open sourced. Even if Microsoft did open source it, it would probably be like the MS-DOS being opened sourced.  ::)

If M$ releases it under GNU GPL, it will push linux very very back away to the days when it was needed by noone.

That would be an epic thing, an event that will surely get into the annals of computer history.
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Re: MS DOS and Word for Windows source code released
« Reply #7 on: March 28, 2014, 09:24:43 pm »
I read that some hoped that Win XP would be open sourced. Even if Microsoft did open source it, it would probably be like the MS-DOS being opened sourced.  ::)

If M$ releases it under GNU GPL, it will push linux very very back away to the days when it was needed by noone.

That would be an epic thing, an event that will surely get into the annals of computer history.

I read that Microsoft is making a lot of money from Linux through license fees; fees paid by Dell and other companies. If it pushed it back to the days when Linux was not being used, they would lose a lot of money, IMO.

http://www.androidauthority.com/microsoft-2-bill-android-315034/
from Android

http://www.zdnet.com/microsoft-profits-from-linux-patent-fud-7000001598/
from Linux.
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