Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 27th Jan 2006 21:01 UTC
ReactOS "There has been a lot of talk about possible tainted code in ReactOS and or developers that had access to leaked Microsoft source code. This has caused a lot of speculation about the future of the ReactOS Project. I'm going to try to put those fears to rest and explain what has been going on and where we are going to go from here. There was one issue that started this discussion and it related to clean-room reverse engineering of certain code in ReactOS."
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RE[2]: Not wishing to troll here
by siki_miki on Sun 29th Jan 2006 15:01 UTC in reply to "Not wishing to troll here"
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2006-01-17

For something that is publicly available, there should not be any blacklisting of anyone for contributing to reactos. Especially if person in question doesn't live in the US or if they didn't sign NDA with MS. If they read a document containing info about leaked source code, or even unmodified data itself, it doesn't mean they downloaded it or they even knew what is it and can't be held responsible, not even in the context of US nazi-IP laws.

And btw. Microsoft is being punished by the EU for NOT making available documentation of their interfaces, people doingit instead of MS shouldn't be punished for it!

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