Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 10th Mar 2006 22:00 UTC, submitted by anonymous
ReactOS ReactOS developer Ged Murphy posts on ReactOS's blog website: "Ok, well I'm gonna start blogging, considering that's what we set this thing up for. This, my first ReactOS blog, will attempt to shed some light on the audit process answering the many questions which commonly appear on IRC. Firstly, why has the audit progress bar been stuck on 15% for the past few weeks?"
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Finally
by lcdumais on Fri 10th Mar 2006 23:02 UTC
lcdumais
Member since:
2006-03-10

Finally some action! I still think Reactos is the most promising piece of software project on the net right now. Linux is second. KDE third. Who wants a poll?

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Copyrighted code
by AdrianRyan on Fri 10th Mar 2006 23:12 UTC
AdrianRyan
Member since:
2005-07-02

If the problem is that ReactOS might contain code under copyright to others, then wouldn't releasing the code, even if only under read-only privileges, still be breaking the copyright in that they are possibly releasing others' copyrighted code?

However, it's great to see that they are moving along fairly quickly. Good luck to them.

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RE: Copyrighted code
by rm6990 on Fri 10th Mar 2006 23:31 UTC in reply to "Copyrighted code"
rm6990 Member since:
2005-07-04

This has nothing to do with copyright. I've explained it thoroughly in the last couple articles on this, but I give up, so this is all I'm saying. ;-)

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Good to see development resuming...
by cilcoder on Fri 10th Mar 2006 23:37 UTC
cilcoder
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2005-07-06

It's good to here that development has resumed with auditing taking place at the same time.

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Woot!
by BluenoseJake on Sat 11th Mar 2006 02:59 UTC
BluenoseJake
Member since:
2005-08-11

I'm glad this project is getting back on track, I think it's a great idea, and can't wait to try out 0.3

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Angel--Fr@gzill@
Member since:
2005-12-23

!!!
Hmm Someone would have to start a movement to allow legally to any software company or developper, to check the code of any other company or developper... even if only for legal concerns about copirights... Even if they can not use it, in anyway later, if it is legally closed.

The present situation only give advantages to companies that have thir source closed, and can use other code if it is not noticed...

I guess only the European Union, US, and with help from Japan, have enough weight to achive that.

Would be interesting to see a AUDIT of Windows Vista or XP code!!!
I bet there would be very surprising revelations for many people...

Angel
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Jedd Member since:
2005-07-06

Would be interesting to see a AUDIT of Windows Vista or XP code!!!
I bet there would be very surprising revelations for many people...

Angel


Agreed. I believe that within most versions of Windows there is much code that MS did not make themselves.

Jed

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Emil Member since:
2005-06-29

IIRC there was some BSD licenced code in Windows. But that's OK as long authors are mentioned.

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nivenh Member since:
2005-07-06

Of course there is. MS regularly licenses 3rd party code to do various things. Whether is drivers for a certain piece of hardware, codecs, etc, its not unheard of. You and the previous poster imply there is something nefarious going on, and i don't think that's accurate.

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