Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 27th Jun 2006 21:15 UTC, submitted by brewin
Legal The European Commission is ready to impose a fine of 2m Euros ($2.5m; 1.4m) a day on Microsoft. The Commission is expected to rule that Microsoft has failed to fully implement its 2004 antitrust decision. Under the ruling, Microsoft had to supply rivals with information about its Windows operating system.
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RE[3]: Hmmm... can you say bully?
by ma_d on Wed 28th Jun 2006 05:32 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Hmmm... can you say bully?"
ma_d
Member since:
2005-06-29

Has the EU set up a standard that's impossible for MS to meet? I don't know. Nobody really knows except the EU.
Cop out. If you have the same competency in this matter you have the same knowledge the EU does as they publish this stuff for us all to see. It's not like the EU knows something they're hiding.
If you want to know if they're asking for the impossible, read what they're asking: Documentation for protocols.

Microsoft has responded with things like source code: Something any programmer can tell you is not a good source of information if you want to finish it in a timely manner and not be accused of copyright infringement when you're rewriting it.

It is a subjective question though, because for an uber-genius with lots of time on his hands the binaries are enough documentation.

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tomcat Member since:
2006-01-06

Have you actually read what MS submitted? Serious question. Or are you merely responding to things you've read in the news?

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