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From Ben Laurie <...@algroup.co.uk>
Subject Re: [Fwd: general/1420: M$ compiles and uses Apache as Personal Web Server]
Date Sun, 16 Nov 1997 15:58:00 GMT
Gregory A Lundberg wrote:
> 
> On Sat, 15 Nov 1997, Ben Laurie wrote:
> 
> > Marc Slemko wrote:
> > >
> > > On Sat, 15 Nov 1997, Ben Laurie wrote:
> > >
> > > > Hmmm - anyone got any views on this?
> > >
> > > I think the submitter is probably crazy.  I can't look at it since I don't
> > > have Windows here, but two million web servers have "Apache like"
> > > commands.  "HEY, NCSA ripped off Apache!"  (well, ignoring the real
> > > history...)
> >
> > Well, yeah, that certainly is the instant reaction. But if you are going
> > to emulate NCSA, where do you start? And if you base it on MS code, why
> > change the config?
> 
> Especially when the first version of the Personal Web Server came with
> documentation explaining that it was a port of NCSA.  Actually, I believe
> they said 'based upon' but it didn't look like they'd done much other than
> get it to compile and run on such a lame .. uh .. environment  (I'm sorry,
> I just can't call it an 'operating system').
> 
> The only interesting question is whether Microsoft adhered to the license
> terms for NCSA when they ported it.  I remember asking myself that quite
> some time ago but, since I've never seen the NCSA license terms, can't
> say.  Even if they didn't, there's little that could be done about it.
> Who can afford the lawyers it would take to press a license-infrigement
> lawsuit against the company?

I believe NCSA was public domain up until some version, so it depends
what they ported.

Cheers,

Ben.

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