Ge van Geldorp gvg at reactos.com
Wed Nov 10 03:16:06 CST 2004

> From: Ge van Geldorp
> Ekush (http://www.ekush.com) published some binaries. 
> Surprise, surprise, it looks like ReactOS very much (Check 
> e.g. the radio buttons on the "Accept License" screen during 
> 2nd stage setup).
> Some string searching in their binaries reveals:
> $ strings -a ver.dll | grep ReactOS
> OS2 Images not supported under ReactOS at this time.

Shortly after I sent this email to ros-dev yesterday the Ekush website went
down. Today they are back, with a slightly changed set of binaries. The
strings I reported yesterday are gone now (well, except for the
CcRosInitializeFileCache and CcRosReleaseFileCache exports from NTOSKRNL,
maybe changing the name of an exported symbol was too difficult???). There's
still plenty of other evidence of the ReactOS heritage though. I guess since
I only reported about ReactOS they forgot to remove the references to Wine
(except ofcourse the copyright notices, those are gone).

This pisses me off bigtime. I can only explain it as a deliberate attempt to
use the work of Qemu, FreeType, Wine and ReactOS without giving credit.

Gé van Geldorp.

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