[legal] eligibility for contributing code to wine for students / graduates of a course derived from the Microsoft Windows Acadamic Program

James McKenzie jjmckenzie51 at sprintpcs.com
Sat Jun 14 06:33:26 CDT 2008

Steven Edwards wrote:
> On Fri, Jun 13, 2008 at 8:57 PM, James Hawkins <truiken at gmail.com> wrote:
>> They can also read the NDA I'm sure they had to sign before
>> participating in the program.
> There is no NDA as far as I am aware. The license restrictions are
> that you can't copy and paste anything but your free to take what
> learn. They want to spawn a whole generation of Windows Kernel
> developers that know the internals of the OS so they can write device
> drivers and the like and supplant using Linux/Unix as a learning tool
> in the university.
> "You may use any information in intangible form that you remember
> after accessing the software. However, this right does not grant you a
> license to any of Microsoft's copyrights or patents for anything you
> might create using such information."
That's about as simple as it gets.  They cannot contribute to Wine 
without breaking this. 

James McKenzie

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