Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 24th Nov 2009 00:06 UTC
Microsoft Microsoft has delayed the open source release of their Windows 7 USB/DVD tool, which contained GPL code. "As you know, Microsoft recently committed to making the source code as well as binaries for the Windows 7 USB/DVD Tool available this week, under the terms of the General Public License v2 as described here. While we worked extremely hard to try and get the code ready for release by today, we still need to test and localize it. Our goal is now to release the tool in all languages on the same day in the next few weeks. We appreciate your patience and understanding as we work to make the Windows 7 USB/DVD Tool available once again."
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RE: Comment by Redeeman
by sukru on Tue 24th Nov 2009 01:27 UTC in reply to "Comment by Redeeman"
sukru
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2006-11-19

That "exact" part may not be there. The tool probably contains some extra code, which MS cannot open, and replaced quickly.

This happened with other open source releases in the past (i.e.: Java).

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