Betov any large project will have errors. That is the normal thing.
Please don't claim trash.
There is no doubt that MicroSoft will sue ReactOS, as soon as it will become a danger for their incomes.
Besides there is a correct legal process they have to go threw before they can sue.
Step 1 Provide Formal Notice of the defect.
Step 2 Wait at least 30 days for a response
Step 3 if responded to with a possible vaild source disprove that source. That does require contact ie go to step 1 for the vaild source and its.
Step 4 Effective response sue there pants off.
That is the short version. Of course there are rules against stonewalling, intimidating actions and for looped a circle events.
If they skip that process their claim become Null and Void and they risk loss the rights to that section of code. Somehow I don't think Microsoft is that stupid.
Note Betov the damages from the files you found even that in Reactos own to the external project so you were giving notice to the wrong people. If the error is external its kinda game over for attempting to sue Reactos. Most harm is a notification to correct copyright notice inside 30 days due to external project being wrong.
The very system you failed to follow is the very system Microsoft has to follow or risk loss.
Stop trying to spread Fear. Lot of the Fear you are point to is completely false and only just created FUD. The Audit has not be dummy it has been doing exactly what is legally required to defend Reactos. Tracking down the sources of files so when someone asks it can be answered. Its there black and white in the notices attached to files. The files you say were let pass threw was legal and above board to pass threw since source was determined.
I do not play loop-hole game's with Microsoft Licenses. Never have. I play copyright faults by book. Those files appeared many times covered by Microsoft license equal to BSD. If you truly look closely its almost exactly the same words.
The thread was locked yes but person who started thread never presented the information. Z98 in the second message placed a warning in the thread from the start if it was hijacked the thread would be shutdown. Z98 cannot have his role under mined or the forum will return to a useless state.
Person with claim should have started their own thread number two presented complete information to support of their claim. Only a developer after the thread was locked provide any information to possibly back the persons claim. If you wish to do that correctly and formally you will be surprised how tolerant the developers will be. I am not saying that Reactos is problem less. We just don't need people over blowing things or work in FUD. Not backing case correct is FUD.
Please Betov make up what side you are on. You are either on the side of truth or the side of FUD. You cannot be effectively on both sides as you are trying to be. Because saying FUD takes away your credibility and removes your chances of getting to truth.
Since sooner or latter there is going to be a section of source code under two or more different licenses completely legally. Reason same developer created the code. A sole developer is legally allowed to license that code under as many licenses as they like if not restricted by other means. Don't want people to be sued for performing deformation on a project or a programmer. This is a risk for people not playing by the book to get the correct truth.