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Re: What ever happened to... DEC?

>reports Microsoft threw at DEC as a sop to keep the peace over Dave Cutler
>handing Ozix over to Microsoft, who renamed it Windows/NT.  (WNT==VMS++)

Did Dave Cutler actually hand over code to Microsoft that was developed at
DEC!?!?  If so, I would think that DEC could have and should have sued both
Microsoft and Cutler.  The only thing Cutler and his people should have been
legally allowed to take with them was the knowledge between their ears.
There have even been some companies that have sued over that, when a former
employee went to work for a competitor in a similar line of business.