27124Re: [midatlanticretro] Did Bill Gates Steal the Heart of DOS?
- Aug 2, 2012Dave McGuire <Mcguire@...> writes:
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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 >> >>
>>> 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.
>> 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. ;)
It read, to me anyway, like the typical newsworthy investigative reporting
of today's commercial news media.
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