[rescue] Apple to ditch IBM, switch to Intel chips
phil.stracchino at speakeasy.net
Sat Jun 18 11:35:48 CDT 2005
Peter Corlett wrote:
> Phil Stracchino <phil.stracchino at speakeasy.net> wrote:
>>Jonathan C. Patschke wrote:
>>>Microsoft didn't have the source code that would prove that the
>>>software was incapable of doing so?
>>They probably weren't willing to disclose the source code.
> They'd possibly *lost* the source code...
> I gather that there are some people at Microsoft who are very happy
> that the Samba project reverse-engineered their protocol as they've
> lost their code/documentation.
The way I heard it, it wasn't so much that they'd lost the protocol
documentation as that there were no longer any developers there who
actually understood the internals of the code any more.
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