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Re: Microsoft acquired SysInternals?
- From: Christopher Faylor <cgf-no-personal-reply-please at cygwin dot com>
- To: The Cygwin-Talk Maiming List <cygwin-talk at cygwin dot com>
- Date: Wed, 8 Nov 2006 15:48:39 -0500
- Subject: Re: Microsoft acquired SysInternals?
- References: <00fd01c70341$4217ebd0$a501a8c0@CAM.ARTIMI.COM> <45523F8D.8960228B@dessent.net>
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On Wed, Nov 08, 2006 at 12:35:25PM -0800, Brian Dessent wrote:
>Dave Korn wrote:
>> And guess what! The scumbags have withdrawn all of sysinternals' source
>> codes, using the bogus 'explanation' that it might cause "integration problems
>> [...] with other Windows components". MS is acting like the worst cliched
>> stereotype of itself. <spit>
>> Never forget, however, that your use of the tools remains governed by the
>> original sysinternals license, which contained no provisions for transfer or
>> assignment[*], and not any new "improved" MS licensing terms...
>Yes, this was foreseen to happen when the announcement was made, and
>fortunately somebody made a copy of every utility and source code
>package on the site on that date:
>http://dessent.net/tmp/Sysinternals-all-2006-07-18.rar [13.1 MB]
Wow. "Somebody" showed remarkable foresight.
It never occurred to me to do that. I thought the site would stick
around in more-or-less it's standard form.
I'm so naive sometimes.