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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> Example?
LDAP (Active Directory), Kerberos (MS Kerberos), SMB (CIFS), weird DNS extensions, (D)HTML/CSS/JavaScript (broken implementation, weakest W3C compliance compared to all contemporary competitors), etc. etc.

> The courts have already addressed all of those issues
> by forbidding MS from engaging in those practices.
> Forcing MS to open the protocols to competitors goes
> way beyond the court decisions.
Say, US courts and Bush administration ? Did it change anything ?

> And, needless to say, this ruling will primarily
> benefit European competitors.
Opening specs will benefit everyone (except Microsoft).

> This ruling which orders opening the protocols isn't
> a law. It's an arbitrary exercise of power by the EC.
US court ruled the same. But Bush administration excercised its power to render that ruling useless.

Please stop trolling.

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