May 9, 2002
Microsoft's file-share rule makes waves
C|Net News is reporting that "In late March, Microsoft published a document that outlines how third-party developers can use Common Internet File Sharing (CIFS)... Though publishing the document should make it easier to write software that incorporates CIFS, it contains a crucial restriction that has instead handcuffed some developers... Among the products affected by the restriction is Samba, widely used software that competes with file sharing technology in Microsoft's Windows operating system."