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Re: The Show So Far

On Wed, Mar 12, 2003 at 06:57:17PM +1000, Anthony Towns wrote:
> The benefits you can get from the Windows source code are _exactly_
> the same in nature as those you obtain from the Google source code.

Not exactly.  I can modify the source of the Windows source, compile it
and use the changes[1].  I can't modify the source of www.google.com,
compile it and use the changes, since I can't touch their server.

On the other hand, the fact that I have the source to the Linux kernel
doesn't let me enhance www.debian.org, either, so I'll drop this
particular argument.

[1] in theory; the Windows source isn't reputed as being the easiest to
modify or build

Glenn Maynard

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