Redmond, WA - Microsoft today announced that it was releasing the
source for the 35,000 bugs in Windows 2000. The source is a
Junior Programmer of Alpha Team, Kevin Mills.
"I'm a little embarrassed," said Kevin, "I just started
programming last year. I told them this was a little over my
head, but they told me good programmers are hard to come by these
The source of the bugs has been a closely guarded secret on the
Redmond campus for some time. Rumors began circulating early
last week that Microsoft may release the source as part of their
settlement with the Justice Department. This early release
is seen as a preemptive strike to avoid a break up of the company.
"Today Microsoft takes its first steps in embracing the open
source movement," said CEO Steve Ballmer. "Our next
step will be to release the source code for our programming robots
who generated most of the code in Windows 2000." The statement
is also seen as an admission that Microsoft uses programming
robots in generation of its code. A rumor that has long been
Open source advocate Kyle Wilhelm said, "I don't think they
quite understand the meaning of open source."
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