OpenWindows?

CBR Online suggests that Microsoft open source Windows -- Is it time to open source Microsoft Windows? That would be interesting, don't you think? Can you imagine the source analysis you'd have to do on that thing? My goodness. Although the article speculates about the benefits of an open source Windows, it doesn't offer a perspective license. GPL is probably out given past statements from the company. But CDDL might work just fine, especially since I'm sure there are probably more than a few licenses already tangled up in Windows source. Hey, you never know. Did you ever think you'd see OpenSPARC, OpenJDK, and OpenSolaris?
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Did you know that "OpenWindows" are trademarked by Sun looong time ago? .......by former OpenWindows i18n engineer (\^ \^;)

Posted by ako on October 10, 2007 at 09:16 AM JST #

I don't think that's possible. Legal consideration, and perhaps code quality consideration :-) But it might be good for MS in the long run as it may result in a more stable/respected Windows. I'm not anti MS and I do use their products.

Posted by Iwan rahabok on October 10, 2007 at 09:29 AM JST #

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