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27122Re: [midatlanticretro] Did Bill Gates Steal the Heart of DOS?

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  • Dave McGuire
    Aug 2, 2012
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      On 08/02/2012 04:05 PM, system@... wrote:
      >> I found this article to be an interesting read:
      >>
      >> Did Bill Gates Steal the Heart of DOS? The mystery of the rumored theft
      >> of CP/M by a little company called Microso= ft can finally be
      >> investigated=97using software forensic tools
      >>
      >> http://spectrum.ieee.org/computing/software/did-bill-gates-steal-the-heart-=
      >> of-dos/1
      >
      > Read Bob Gezelter's (I know Bob) comments. However, I think that,
      > having used CP/M in the day, CP/M is/was more like RT-11 and bits
      > of TECO-10.

      Agreed.

      > I've done disassembly and analysis of code for proof of a software
      > theft in a courtroom drama. There's little a tool can do, save for
      > the disassembly, to expose ensconsed details of copying or theft.
      > Searches for strings? That's the first thing a software thief of
      > even the most modest abilities would change making such "analytic"
      > conclusions rather dubious.

      Well they have to get some media exposure somehow. ;)

      -Dave

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      Dave McGuire, AK4HZ
      New Kensington, PA
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