Given the runaway risk-aversion rampant at Autodesk during this era, I didn't really expect this recommendation would be acted upon, and it wasn't. On June 2, 1993 Bill Gates announced precisely such a program under which Microsoft will license source code for Windows NT to major research centres including Brown University, Carnegie Mellon University, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Stanford University, University of California at Berkeley, University of Washington and Xerox Palo Alto Research Center.