Chinese UAV & UCAV development


Xsizor

Captain
Registered Member
Why would Microsoft hand it over the source code to Chinese govt?
So that Microsoft may have access to China's commercial markets. The market is so huge that if Microsoft don't, then Chinese government can stop enforcing IP rights on Microsoft products.

People and companies will start using pirated Microsoft with the blessings of government. Microsoft will also see homegrown software developed by BAT companies.
 

gelgoog

Captain
Registered Member
China still needs to pay Microsoft licenses. It is just that China has access to the source code and can compile Windows to ensure it has no security holes in it. I still think it is a bad idea though. China does not need to give money to Microsoft, especially not the government.
 

plawolf

Brigadier
This is definitely Windows 7, just look at the taskbar and the background logo. I believe Microsoft handed over the source code to the Chinese government for Windows 7 back in 2010, so this could be some modded version.

It could just be for the export models, which would make a lot of sense.
 

by78

Lieutenant General
An assortment of firefighting UAVs.

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taxiya

Colonel
Registered Member
Why would Microsoft hand it over the source code to Chinese govt?
For security reason by Chinese government. The code is examined by an agreed agency or entity before being distributed within China. China also replaced or removed feature integration (such as onedrive) from Windows. What you buy from legal channel in China is a Chinese version of Windows ever since.
 

taxiya

Colonel
Registered Member
So that Microsoft may have access to China's commercial markets. The market is so huge that if Microsoft don't, then Chinese government can stop enforcing IP rights on Microsoft products.

People and companies will start using pirated Microsoft with the blessings of government. Microsoft will also see homegrown software developed by BAT companies.
Using pirated MS software had a long history well before the agreement without blessing from the government. The government simply did not bother to enforce IP rights before.

So the real reason and probably only reason for the agreement is security from the government perspective.
  1. The government can be sure that there is no backdoor of MS product.
  2. The legitimate copy of MS product used by government is continuously secured by update and patches.
From MS perspective, it motivate the government to be more active in protecting MS's business right.
 

antiterror13

Brigadier
For security reason by Chinese government. The code is examined by an agreed agency or entity before being distributed within China. China also replaced or removed feature integration (such as onedrive) from Windows. What you buy from legal channel in China is a Chinese version of Windows ever since.

So Chinese govt know ins and out of Windows code? interesting
 

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