Pender's Blog

Blog archive

Microsoft Owns Up to Stolen Code

Honestly, who was stupid enough to do this? Somebody at Microsoft nicked code from a Canadian company called Plurk, which not only has an awful name but also makes a (yuck) microblogging application.

Seriously, though, we feel for Plurk, and Microsoft has admitted to being in the wrong here. But who on Planet Redmond did this? We doubt it was on executive orders or anything like that. Still, somebody somewhere should have caught the stolen code (the theft wasn't subtle), and, more importantly, somebody else shouldn't have stolen it in the first place. Unemployment office, get ready for another application or two (or more).

Posted by Lee Pender on December 17, 2009 at 11:55 AM


Featured

  • Microsoft's Entire 2020 Event Lineup Going 'Digital-First'

    In response to concerns about the ongoing coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, Microsoft is transitioning all of its big conferences in 2020 to be online only.

  • 2020 Microsoft Conference Calendar: For Partners, IT Pros and Developers

    Here's your guide to all the IT training sessions, partner meet-ups and annual Microsoft conferences you won't want to miss. (Now updated with COVID-19-related event changes.)

  • The 2020 Microsoft Product Roadmap

    From the next major update to Windows 10 to the next generations of .NET and PowerShell, here's what's on tap from Microsoft this year.

  • Microsoft Adds 'Family' and 'Personal' SKUs to Microsoft 365 Line

    Microsoft is readying two new consumer editions of Microsoft 365 for release in April.

RCP Update

Sign up for our newsletter.

Terms and Privacy Policy consent

I agree to this site's Privacy Policy.