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==    comes: SCP Microsoft 86-dos license agreement .. ==
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[[Category:Comes v Microsoft]]
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[[Category:Antitrust]]
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[[Category:Microsoft]]
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[[Category:DOS]]
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This index deals with [[Comes vs Microsoft]] court exhibits which offer a glance at the history of Microsoft abuse. For a concise summary of some of the exhibits, see "[[Petition text - overview]]".
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This license agreement is made and entered into this 6th day of January,
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* [[SCP Microsoft 86-dos license agreement]] (Exhibit PX00001)
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1981, by and between SEATTLE COMPUTER PRODUCTS INC, a Washington
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* [[Not letting the big manufacturers off the per system hook]] (Exhibit PX00023)
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Corporation (hereinafter referred to as SCP), and MICROSOFT, a
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* [[Resistance from WIN customers]] (Exhibit PX00026)
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Washington general partnership (hereinafter referred to as MS)
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WHEREAS, MS desires to obtain non-exclusive rights to market the product
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1. PRODUCT
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* [[Have Bambi refuse to run on this alien OS]] (Exhibit PLEX_0981)
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* [http://boycottnovell.com/2009/07/22/bambi-alien-os/ Microsoft, “Bambi”, and the “Alien OS” Riddle] (Exhibit PX_9923 and Exhibit PX00993)
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* [[Non-tested DOS warning code]] (Exhibit PX00963)
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* [[Non-tested DOS warning code - 2]] (Exhibit PX00109)
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* [[Make sure DR-DOS has problems]] (Exhibit PX00978)
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* [[Display alien Dos message function]] (Exhibits PX07693, PX00979)
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* [[Purpose of the AARD code]] (Exhibit TP011207)
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* [[Problems with rom-DRDOS 6.0 and win]] (Exhibit PX09840)
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* [[tonyka tests DR-DOS 6.0 ]] (Exhibits PX00963 and PX00964)
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* [[Allchin: make sure DR-DOS has problems in the future]] (Exhibit PX00978)
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* [[Unplanned leaks]] (Exhibits PX02387_A and PX00109)
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The product is a single-user disk operating system with utilities for
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the 8086 microprocessor which has the name "86-DOS" ..
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* [[Microsoft on feeding press with DR-DOS bugs]] (Exhibit PX00964)
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* [[FUD as an official business tactic in 1990, to combat DR-DOS]] (Exhibit PX00425)
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(a) 86-DOS OBJECT CODE TO END USERS: This License Agreement conveys to
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MS the right to distribute 86-DOS in object code form only to an
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(b) 86-DOS OBJECT CODE TO OEMS (NO PER COPY ROYALTY) .. a royalty of $10,000
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* [[Those rabid DR-dogs]] (Exhibit PX09557)
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* [[The DOS gold mine is shrinking]] (Exhibit PX05042)
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* [[Microsoft on attacking the counterfeiting of MS-DOS ..]] (Exhibit PX09834)
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* [[Why Amstrad dropped DR-DOS]] (Exhibit PX_9923)
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* [[Safely passing the Doubledisk source]] (Exhibit PX04253_A)
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* Helping Sears rewrite DR-DOS contract (See: http://boycottnovell.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/02/px04602.pdf ; Analysis and text: http://boycottnovell.com/2007/08/04/technical-sabotage-to-political-games/ )
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(c) 86-DOS OBJECT CODE TO OEMS (WITH PER COPY ROYALTY) .. an initial fee
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of $1,000 plus a royalty of $25 for each copy of 86-DOS licensed ..
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(d) 86-DOS OBJECT SOURCE CODE .. a royalty of $5,000
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''"You never sent me a response on the question of what things an [application] would do that would make it run with MS-DOS and not run with DR-DOS," Bill Gates wrote in 1988. His earlier email? "I am not looking for something they cant get around. I am looking for something their current binary fails on."''
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http://www.theregister.co.uk/1999/05/03/more_gates_smoking_emails_support/
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MS will pay SCP $10,000 upon signing of this agreement Payment of the
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initial fee described in Paragaph 2(c), above and royalties called for
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under this Agreement shall be due within 45 days of the date MS invoices
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their customer for the product for which the initial fee or royalty is
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http://antitrust.slated.org/www.iowaconsumercase.org/011607/0000/PX00001.pdf
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COLA COMMENTS:
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> Was that a DOS microsoft bought out and buried? Cos I thought MSDOS was based on QDOS which was a ripoff of CP/M?
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86-DOS was a renamed QDOS and yes it was a 'ripoff' of CP/M although not
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From jaramybu Wed Jun 22 13:55:35 1988
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Revenue for our divisions is not the main issue. If we start letting the
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big manufacturers off the per system hook, our 100& goal for DOS
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http://iowa.gotthefacts.org/011607/0000/PX00023.pdf
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RE: DOS 4 0 - US Sales Policy
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Do not confuse the customer with Windows talk. We will try to "upgrade"
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NON-WIN customers in Q3 FY89 when WIN3.0 is real. Sell what you have. If
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there is resistance from WIN customers to take the shell for their 286
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and 386 machines. I want to know about it. We might consider to sweeten
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fulfillment with proof of purchase requirements. This is done on a
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limited basis only and should NOT concern our OEMs. The price for the
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http://iowa.gotthefacts.org/011607/7000/PX07693.pdf
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From: tomle Fri Sep 28 06:40:31 1990
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Subject: What would you be doing now
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doing about now. .. If I were DR development, I would be hard at work on
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a release 5.1 that would match everything we have in Dos 5.0 plus .. Our
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Current revision

This index deals with Comes vs Microsoft court exhibits which offer a glance at the history of Microsoft abuse. For a concise summary of some of the exhibits, see "Petition text - overview".

Contents

Exclusion

Testing/Sabotage

FUD

Attack Plans

REMARK - D.M.:

"You never sent me a response on the question of what things an [application] would do that would make it run with MS-DOS and not run with DR-DOS," Bill Gates wrote in 1988. His earlier email? "I am not looking for something they cant get around. I am looking for something their current binary fails on."

http://www.theregister.co.uk/1999/05/03/more_gates_smoking_emails_support/

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