Subject: Re: Subscription/Service Fees - OSD Intent
From: John Cowan <>
Date: Sun, 1 Apr 2001 01:28:46 -0500 (EST)

Karsten M. Self scripsit:

> My own experience in this light was with Microsoft's Unix Services for
> Windows NT.  Several GNU utilities were included in binary format w/o
> sources or other GPL section 3 requirements.  A note to Doug Miller
> (Microsoft VP of product marketing, former CEO of Interix, from whence
> the product was derived) wrote back with a "thanks for bringing this to
> our attention, we'll fix it".  Not even an attempt at a fight.  They
> pick theirs, I'm sure, and this certainly wasn't it.

Indeed, when Interix was a separate company, they were scrupulous about
distributing GPLed utilities with source, and placing the GPL itself
as part of their system documentation.  Apparently becoming part of the Evil
Empire hasn't changed everything.

John Cowan                         
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