Linux is Communism!

Samuel Thurston sam.thurston at
Thu Dec 30 16:44:10 UTC 2010

trimmed for a single point:

On Thu, Dec 30, 2010 at 3:19 AM, Nils Kassube <kassube at> wrote:.
>> >    Oftentimes governments require that MS pony up at least part
>> > of their source as part of their licensing agreements.
> That's a joke, isn't it? After all MS wouldn't allow them to compile the
> source code with a trusted compiler in a trusted environment. The source
> code need not be the same that was used for the executable. Therefore,
> looking at some random source code is only a waste of time.

Who knows what kind of backroom deals MS will make to make a sale. It
could be pure coincidence that this announcement comes about 6 months
after Microsoft is alleged to have made exactly this sort of deal with

I know that MS has been making these deals for years as I used to work
for an MS contractor that had insider knowledge about this stuff.  But
to my knowledge they would ordinarily only grant access to specific
areas of kernel code, never the whole pirozhki so to speak.

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