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WaxfordSqueers
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I'm checking in every day. Still working on summer stuff, like painting, yuck. Also, following with interest the release of XP SP1 code and how to reassemble it. Any interest?
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Same here, checking in, waiting for world implosion, same old stuff.

XP source could be an interesting read. Might be some bad use made of it. Some good maybe. Wine, ReactOS?
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Post by WaxfordSqueers »

Kayaker wrote:Same here, checking in, waiting for world implosion, same old stuff.

XP source could be an interesting read. Might be some bad use made of it. Some good maybe. Wine, ReactOS?
I'm waiting for the covid insanity to end. 230 deaths in BC and they are carrying on like its a second coming of the bubonic plague.

Some links:

https://github.com/window-chicken/windows.xp.whistler

https://gist.github.com/nk2IsHere/f902851893601d974e772631f64fabb9
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Kayaker wrote: Wed Sep 30, 2020 3:36 pm Some good maybe. Wine, ReactOS?
Maybe, but not really. It's fruit of the poisoned tree. If a developer has seen the XP source code and then contributes something to Wine/ReactOS, MS can argue that it's a derivative work and blow the whole thing up. The ReactOS team has blogged about how they've decided to deal with it:

https://reactos.org/project-news/reset- ... g-road-03/

They're taking the position that "If you've seen part <foo> of the Windows XP source, you can't contribute to part <foo> of ReactOS. Ever."

Honestly, I'm not sure that's quite strong enough. If I were them, I'd stick to a stricter clean room model: "if you've seen the XP source code, you can write system specifications, but you can't contribute any actual code". I guess time will tell. MS feels less litigious these days. Azure is their cash cow now, not Windows. They'd probably be happy to get rid of it if they somehow could.
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