Do you think Microsoft is gonna buy Escargot when Skype becomes a piece of dogsht?


#1
  • Yes
  • No

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#2

this was asked MONTHS ago

no.


#3

Wat, had voted “No” and changed to “Yes.”


#4

Lel


#5

microsoft doesnt even care for escargot, also, do they even know it?


#6

im gonna spam Escargot MSM Server and Messenger Geek on microsoft fourms


#7

No, please do not do this.


#8

Ok


#9

if he spams it, hes gonna get banned from the microsoft forum, whatever


#10

Do you even think that MS will care, provided they ARE THE OWNER OF MSN?

They won’t care unless there’s a relatively small and fast commercial software that overtakes MS or has potential.


#12

I think Microsoft doesn’t even know about, escargot. If a lot of people will go from Skype to Windows live, Microsoft knows about it and will destroy escargot since we use their software. I don’t know why but I think that implementing our server in their program we’re doing illegal. Maybe I said wrong but I said


#13

NO. It’s completely legal. Escargot is done by reverse-engineering, which is legal. NO MS source. NO crack.
Escargot is completely open-source.


#14

But providing downloads to pre-patched versions of the software is (to some extent) but not sure


#15

It should be under terms of acceptable use. You don’t make a harmful thing. You are getting MSN re-usable since MS servers don’t exist.


#16

This is a stupid question.

Also… @ctasan:

Escargot is done by reverse-engineering, which is legal.

This is actually rather grey-area. Clean-room RE is known to be “”“legal”"" but Escargot was built with tons of documentation of unknown sources and individual reverse engineering.


#17

ReactOS also uses some unofficial documentation. No matter unofficial or not. (For example, Geoff Chapell) So, it should be legal if there’s no dirty source code or disassembling. Otherwise, a letter of C&D is near.
Also, proper individual reverse engineering should cause no problems.

(I’m also involved in ReactOS.)

Addendum: If there’s no official documentation, then you must create one and it’s completely legal! How could be both ReactOS and Wine built then? No or incorrect doc for various areas of Windows!


#18

ReactOS and Wine depend on clean-room RE. As for “no dirty disassembling”, you seem to have missed what I said. Even I have a few IDA databases of some client stuff :slight_smile:


#19

You are right. I tried to say that source is not important, the way of analysis is important.