[ILUG-BOM] MS Proposes Disclosing Windows Source To India

Amol Hatwar rollacosta@[EMAIL-PROTECTED]
Sat Nov 16 13:42:01 IST 2002


> > IMO sharing source with one or two government agencies
> > is a clever marketing plan.  It remains to be seen
> > what kind of agreement MS reaches with GOI becoz AFAIK
> > MS's Shared Source vision is that company whome they
> > share their source with, would not be able to change
> > the source code even if one wants to.  So if some
> > vulnerability/customization is to be taken care of,
> > GOI may still have to first approach MS.
>
> From my perspective, M$ made a bad move:
>
> 1. This move tells that code-sharing is important for any serious
> mission-critical work
> 2. M$ really needs business in India
> 3. M$ is afraid of Linux in India
> 4. M$ wasn't really serious as of now
>
> I wonder if the Government can really see whats happening here. Even if it
> does will it ever make the right decision or bow to corruption?
>
Sorry for this mail going out in John Hamilton's name. The opinions were
mine (Amol Hatwar's).

Note to self: Sharing your lappy with someone is a bad deed.







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