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Windows 7: Russia has MS sourcecode

14 Jul 2010   #1

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Russia has MS sourcecode

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Microsoft turns over all Win7 and server source code to Russia's new KGB | ZDNet



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14 Jul 2010   #2

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If really true, it's unbelievable! Can not find any other words.
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14 Jul 2010   #3

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I wonder it is true. I will try to find out.
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14 Jul 2010   #4

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Ill believe it when other sites carry this story and with proper citations.
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14 Jul 2010   #5

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It's probably true to some extent, but that article is sensationalist at best...

Microsoft has shared the source with tons of governments and private industry partners in part or whole. In fact they made a pretty big deal about it when they started their "Shared Source Initiative" some time ago in an attempt to balance the need to be more open while not allowing the commercial fragmentation of the OS.

And Governments pretty much demand access to the source to ensure that AMERICA is not spying on /them/ through their use of Windows
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14 Jul 2010   #6

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14 Jul 2010   #7

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I heard about this last night.
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14 Jul 2010   #8

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They might have to share it with most governments. Don't understand what the problem with US businesses not having access to it is.
This would be something a government could demand not a company.
Surely knowing the source code is only like linux. Doesn't make your systems less secure.?

Or maybe it's connected with the "killswitch story" from the last week.
Or maybe it's total BS in a week when espionage is back in the news even though it's not very exciting espionage
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14 Jul 2010   #9

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by johnwillyums View Post
They might have to share it with most governments. Don't understand what the problem with US businesses not having access to it is.
This would be something a government could demand not a company.
Please explain the logic behind this.


Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by swarfega View Post
Ill believe it when other sites carry this story and with proper citations.
Story broke in Russia a week ago.
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14 Jul 2010   #10

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Colonel Travis View Post
That is a better article. Thanks for the link.
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