In the event Microsoft decides to open source Windows

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Thanatophobia
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Re: In the event Microsoft decides to open source Windows

Post by Thanatophobia » Mon Oct 07, 2019 11:01 am

erkinalp wrote:
Fri Oct 04, 2019 7:10 pm
We should decide how we can extend Windows API while still staying compatible in a similar manner to GNU extends POSIX.
Will that include compatibility with Windows 10 and UWP?

erkinalp
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Re: In the event Microsoft decides to open source Windows

Post by erkinalp » Mon Oct 07, 2019 8:35 pm

This is subject to further development and discussion, just like my proposal for ENIW the replacement for WSL.
-uses Ubuntu+GNOME 3 GNU/Linux
-likes Free (as in freedom) and Open Source Detergents
-favors open source of Windows 10 under GPL2

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Re: In the event Microsoft decides to open source Windows

Post by wildschwein » Tue Oct 15, 2019 2:47 pm

dizt3mp3r wrote:
Mon Dec 07, 2015 11:32 am
In the event that Father Christmas is found at the North Pole I will start to believe that MS might just release Windows as open source. Then I shall start worrying about it but not until.

Shall we have some other "what if" threads?

What if Nazi Germany had coded Windows in 1943? Would the licence have been more or less restrictive?
LOL ! It would have been called "Deutsche Fenster für BEFEHLE"... the war would have been won because every tank would have implemented this...

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Re: In the event Microsoft decides to open source Windows

Post by gonzoMD » Tue Oct 15, 2019 3:24 pm

The war wouldn't have been won, but it wouldn't had last so long because every tank would had been suffered of BSOD's (brown screens of death) and they would have been FUBAR then.

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