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Re: [SLE] new v9.2 is out
  • From: Allen <gorebofh@xxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Wed, 13 Oct 2004 15:05:45 -0400
  • Message-id: <20041013190545.GB12403@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
On Wed, Oct 13, 2004 at 07:09:35PM +0200, S. Bulterman wrote:
> Trey Gruel wrote:
> >On Tue, 12 Oct 2004, Gordon Keehn wrote:
> >
> >>The following (for what it's worth) is clipped directly from the
> >>Help/About box for IE v6:
> >>
> >>Based on NCSA Mosaic. NCSA Mosaic(TM); was developed at the National
> >>Center for Supercomputing Applications at the University of Illinois at
> >>Urbana-Champaign.
> >>Distributed under a licensing agreement with Spyglass, Inc.
> >>
> >>Microsoft may have stolen it, but at least they acknowledge the theft.
> >
> >
> >iirc, they licensed it for a percentage of the revenue. spyglass was all
> >excited about this because it was ms and they could expect it to sell a
> >lot of copies.
> >
> >then ms gave it away..
> >
> >10% (random percent as i don't know all the details) of 0 is still 0..
> >spyglass got nothing..
> >
>
> Isn't this a lawsuit waiting to happen?????
>
> Just thinking out aloud.
>
> IE6 is derived from IE1....
> According MS IE can't be separated from the Windows OS....
> The IE7 incarnation is only sold with Longhorn....
> Ergo they are selling NCSA Mosaic technologie....
>
> 10% from Windows OS is still 30 to 60 US Dollars.....
>
Man, if I got that much from every Windows sale... Ohhhhh yea I'd do it.
Shit with the amount of Windows people buy, I'd be able too stop working
and be a full time geek again. And I'd even care about Piracy of Windows.

>
> Stefan.
>
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