gslink at one.net
Tue May 10 11:27:42 CDT 2005
StartCom Ltd. wrote:
> If they would have wanted some contact, that would have done it long
> time ago....More than that, if they'd like to have Windows API support
> on Linux, they could have done it (and still could do) much easier, than
> it's done now at Wine. (Like they did with Frontpage for Apache).
> But it could be also a revenue for MS to produce such a API-for-Linux
> and as current messages get out from Redmond, with some reconciliation
> with the Open Source community, chances may be for some interest. Mmmhh,
> there is Bill Hilf and Martin Taylor which are the Linux guys at MS....
> But contacting MS should be made only after a decision (voting) of this
> gslink wrote:
>>> IBM does very well know the existents of Wine (they even acknowledged
>>> that by themselves lately), but may very well not support it, because
>>> of inter-relation with MS. As of now (just a guess), they don't want
>>> to get into more hot water right now....
>> Would it be to the advantage of Microsoft to have Wine succeed? They
>> have given Apple much support and at every class for the past several
>> years the instructors have had a copy of Linux on every machine. A
>> very good case can be made for Microsoft supporting Wine especially
>> since the RH secure kernel came via NSA and may very well become a DOD
>> standard. Perhaps Wine should formally contact Microsoft.
Now we are getting all the ideas on the table. I agree.
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