Re: 17 years that Win95 substituted Win3.1: publish full sources
On Thu, 26 Jul 2012 12:46:52 -0700 (PDT), Fabrizio J Bonsignore wrote:
>Windows 3.1 was **officially** superseded by Windows 95 in 1995. Now
>it is 17 years. Seventeen years is a typical period of protection for
>products which may extended some ways, but now that Win 3.1 turned
>into a plethora of more superadvanced OSs, for historical, cultural,
>technical reasons Microsoft ought to follow the popular open source
>model and publish full, complete, compilable source, data files,
>driver files, etc for the popular old OS and its utilities, along with
>the necessary compilers, linkers and other tools to make it work. This
>would not only preserve the venerable OS but would also trigger a boom
>in development and business for the company itself, besides being a
>service to the general public.
>Danilo J Bonsignore
That is not at the top of my list of things Microsoft ought to do.