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Re: [SLE] new v9.2 is out
  • From: "S. Bulterman" <s_bulterman@xxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Wed, 13 Oct 2004 19:09:35 +0200
  • Message-id: <416D614F.806@xxxxxxxxx>
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.....


Stefan.

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