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  • Microsoft Has Now Open-Source Their BASIC Code From 1983

    Phoronix: Microsoft Has Now Open-Source Their BASIC Code From 1983

    Adding to Microsoft's wild ride this week after announcing Linux GUI apps for WSL2 and in turn writing their own Wayland compositor, Direct3D sort of for WSL2/Linux, and other announcements out of BUILD 2020, the company has announced the open-sourcing of their original BASIC implementation...

    http://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?pag...ource-GW-BASIC

  • #2
    >pure assembly
    Nice

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    • #3
      Just in time, just in time!

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      • #4
        What an irony, Bill Gates wrote his infamous "Open letter to the hobbyists" about BASIC too (Altair one):
        https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Open_Letter_to_Hobbyists

        There he complained about the core idea of open source - freely sharing the development tools.

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        • #5
          It's the least they could do.

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          • #6
            "yay"

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            • #7
              You misspelled "vintage"

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              • #8
                Originally posted by shmerl View Post
                There he complained about the core idea of open source - freely sharing the development tools.
                No, he complained that people were misusing his code that was not Open Source.

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by Cyberax View Post
                  No, he complained that people were misusing his code that was not Open Source.
                  Now we can play GORILLA.BAS again. Wait, it was a blatant rip off of Donkey Kong. I guess hypocrisy is a difficult word. :-D

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by Cyberax View Post
                    No, he complained that people were misusing his code that was not Open Source.
                    Exactly the point. He already had his anti open source mentality, that fueled MS for years to come.

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