>>>> "Fred" == Frederick Noronha
Fred> See the programme for Linux Bangalore 2002 (Dec 3-5) at
Fred> Interestingly, Microsoft's Tarun Anand also speaks on
Fred> 'Shared Source: Implementation of .NET'.
Fred> Just a query, how does this concept of 'shared source'
Fred> compare with GNU/Free Software or Open Source licences?
Shared source means that you, as a MS customer, get to see the source
code of selected Windows operating systems and (perhaps) applications.
This is under a non-disclosure agreement, and you are not permitted to
change the software or redistribute it. In other words, MS wants the
open source benefits that ESR lists in The Cathedral and the Bazaar
for its closed-source applications. In the process they also get to
thump their chests and shout `Look, we are open!!!' from the treetops.
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