what if MS is forced to publish all API's?
scottbradford at home.com
Sun Sep 9 04:50:59 CDT 2001
with all the discussion going on in the press about what to do with
Microsoft to remove their Monopoly power or at least see to it that they
don't abuse their power, how to folks here feel about forcing them to
release all their API's?
I'm not a programmer myself, but it's my understanding that not
having access to the API's is what makes wine such a challenge. If this
is the case, would getting access to the MS API's allow Wine to be
completed? I feel that a MS breakup wouldn't have done much to change
things because they can still give information only to whom they choose,
leaving MS to decide who can play and who can't. Having other ways to
run the application base of windows software would remove the need to
run windows itself, and in my mind, this is the easiest way to remove
monopoly power of MS.
What do you folks, the Wine developers, think should be done to MS?
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