Sunday, May 28, 2017
Search
  
Submit your own News for
inclusion in our Site.
Click here...
Breaking News
Google to Retire the AlphaGo AI Program
Apple is Building AI Chip for iPhone
Chip Industry "Threatened" by Chinese Players
AMD Ryzen AGESA 1.0.0.6 Firmware to Enable Speedy Memory Clocks
Nvidia Introduces the GeForce MX150 For Laptops
Intel Dominates the Enterprise SSD Market
NVIDIA Introduces New GeForce GTX Battlebox
TSMC is Already Testing 7nm Chips, Coming Next Year
Active Discussions
Which of these DVD media are the best, most durable?
How to back up a PS2 DL game
Copy a protected DVD?
roxio issues with xp pro
Help make DVDInfoPro better with dvdinfomantis!!!
menu making
Optiarc AD-7260S review
cdrw trouble
 Home > News > General Computing > Windows...
Last 7 Days News : SU MO TU WE TH FR SA All News

Thursday, January 26, 2006
Windows Source Code Licensed


Microsoft announced Tuesday its decision to license all the Windows Server source code in order to meet the demands of European Commission Union regulators in a long-standing anti-trust dispute.

This top-secret code described by Microsoft's General Counsel Brad Smith as "the ultimate documentation of Windows Server technologies", will provide competitors the most precise and authoritative description possible of the Windows protocol technologies. With it, software developers will be entitled to view the Windows source code in order to better understand how to develop products that interoperate with Windows, but they won't be allowed to copy Microsoft's source code.

In reaction, the European Commission indicated Wednesday morning that it might not accept Microsoft's offer as it would "study" the announcement once it had the details and was "looking forward" to receiving a reply to the formal notice sent in December on the company's failure to comply with the ruling.

After eight years of conflict with European Commission, the company sought to put to rest the main technical issues in the bitter standoff, but lawyers for competitors immediately dismissed the move as a "public relations ploy to divert attention from the extremely strong case the commission has against Microsoft for failure to comply with the commission's decision," said lawyer Thomas Vinje, who has represented the US giant's rivals.

The statement goes on by saying that the Commission will determine whether Microsoft has fully and accurately complied with its directive. This evening's language leaves open the possibility that the EC could characterize, about three weeks from now, Microsoft's bold move as a face-saving stunt. What the Commission is looking for is the documentation for the source code, implying that source code does not necessarily document itself.
BR> The underlying language at the heart of Windows may not be enough according to Mr. Vinje. He stated that Microsoft is in effect offering "millions of lines of code", which were "useless" to other programmers without a broader "roadmap" to interpret them, as the commission has demanded.


Previous
Next
MediaTek Signed Patent License Agreements with Zoran Corporation        All News        Nintendo Redisigns the DS Console
Netscape 8.1 Released     General Computing News      Disney Buys Pixar for $7.4 Billion

Get RSS feed Easy Print E-Mail this Message

Related News
Microsoft's Beam Streaming Service Becomes "Mixer"
BUILD 2017: Microsoft Announces New Tools and Services to Help Developers Build More Intelligent Apps
Microsoft's Nadella Hints On A Possible Surface Phone
Microsoft Cloud Strength Highlights Third Quarter Results
Microsoft Says U.S. Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Requests Doubled
Microsoft Announces Patent License Agreement with Toyota
Adobe, Microsoft To Offer Solutions That Share Sales Data
Microsoft and Steelcase Present Concepts For The Future Workplace
Microsoft's Outlook.com Premium Emal Service Now Available
Microsoft To Give A Face Lifting To Windows 10 With 'Project NEON'
Microsoft Edge Will Soon Get New Features
Cloud Services Boost Microsoft's Sales And Profit

Most Popular News
 
Home | News | All News | Reviews | Articles | Guides | Download | Expert Area | Forum | Site Info
Site best viewed at 1024x768+ - CDRINFO.COM 1998-2017 - All rights reserved -
Privacy policy - Contact Us .