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    MS to open Windows to please EU

    http://www.forbes.com/business/feeds...ap2475344.html

    Microsoft Corp. said Wednesday it will license its Windows source code to comply with a European Union antitrust ruling.

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    Last month, the European Commission threatened to fine Microsoft up to euro2 million ($2.36 million) a day backdated to Dec. 15 for failing to obey, saying the software giant was proving intransigent about sharing data with competitors.

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    I don't believe my eyes...

    Let's hope they don't charge one billion euros for the source code

    However it'd be great if they actualy share the code.
    Cheers!

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    But in an effort to stop the cloning of the OS, developers will still have to pay an unspecified amount for the code. This is an addition to the "12,000 pages of technical documents and 500 hours of free technical support" to those who purchase a license."
    - From /.
    Let's hope they don't charge one billion euros for the source code
    It's Micro$oft... of course it is going to be a billion Euros...
    \"Those of us that had been up all night were in no mood for coffee and donuts, we wanted strong drink.\"

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