Subscription/Service Fees - OSD Intent

John Cowan cowan at
Sun Apr 1 06:28:46 UTC 2001

Karsten M. Self scripsit:

> My own experience in this light was with Microsoft's Unix Services for
> Windows NT.  Several GNU utilities were included in binary format w/o
> sources or other GPL section 3 requirements.  A note to Doug Miller
> (Microsoft VP of product marketing, former CEO of Interix, from whence
> the product was derived) wrote back with a "thanks for bringing this to
> our attention, we'll fix it".  Not even an attempt at a fight.  They
> pick theirs, I'm sure, and this certainly wasn't it.

Indeed, when Interix was a separate company, they were scrupulous about
distributing GPLed utilities with source, and placing the GPL itself
as part of their system documentation.  Apparently becoming part of the Evil
Empire hasn't changed everything.

John Cowan                                   cowan at
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	--Douglas Hofstadter

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