Open and closed source...

Simon Perreault nomis80 at videotron.ca
Wed Jan 17 17:49:23 PST 2001


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On Wednesday 17 January 2001 18:03, Richard Bennett wrote:

> > Surely if someone creating a closed source product wanted to use a
> reasonable amount of open source code there would be no real risk in it for
> them. If they dont give out the source with their product, then noone knows
> the code, and cant tell if it has been ripped off some OpenSource project
> being developed elsewhere... for all we know microsoft could have used
> linux code in the implementation of some of their software...
> <sarc>(unlikely considering how stable good ol windows is)</sarc>

strings <program>

Then the evil programmer is in jail.

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