March 12, 2001

Bill 'opens' Windows to drive out bugs

Author: JT Smith

ZDNET commentary: 'Although there is an advantage to customers in that they can use the source code to see why an API does not work as documented and
then code around this, the benefit to Microsoft is much greater. It
gains access to the huge resources of its enterprise customers' IT
teams, which essentially become little more than glorified Windows
bug testers. "Perhaps," fussed the Furball, "this 'look but don't touch'
scheme could be used as the basis for a new standards body known
as almostopen.org.""
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