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Subject: [aclug-L] Re: Microsoft Announcement
From: "Michael Holmes" <aerospaced@xxxxxxx>
Date: Fri, 22 Feb 2008 10:29:20 -0600
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My question is will they provide the port numbers to the new media center
extenders by Sony, netgear, and d-link.  I'd love to make a mythTV version
of the MS media center.  The extenders can be remote extensions of the media
center in another room on another TV.

What has kept me from getting it to work is the mission port/protocols

Michael Holmes

708 West 46th St. South

Wichita, KS 67217




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Sent: Thursday, February 21, 2008 4:51 PM
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Subject: [aclug-L] Microsoft Announcement

Cnet news has an article today regarding an announcement by Microsoft at
in which they say they will not sue over open source. Part of the
is below.

Microsoft pledges not to sue over open source

Microsoft on Thursday announced changes in its business practices to work 
better with software from other providers, including open-source

It laid out four principles aimed at making its high-volume enterprise 
software support standards and better handling data from non-Microsoft 

Specifically, Microsoft said it will publish the documentation for the 
application programming interfaces and communications protocols in 
its "high-volume products." Developers do not need to buy a license or pay a

royalty to access the information. 

As a first step, Microsoft will publish protocols for communicating with 
Windows Server, which had previously only been available under a trade
license. Protocols for interoperability with Office 2007 will be published
the coming months, the company said.

Microsoft said the pledge will ultimately extend to Windows Vista, the .NET 
Framework, Windows Server 2008, SQL Server 2008, Office 2007, Exchange
2007, and Office SharePoint Server 2007.

Microsoft said that it will not sue open-source developers who create 
non-commercial software based on Microsoft's protocols.

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