Linked by Eugenia Loli on Wed 12th Jul 2006 16:18 UTC, submitted by wakeupneo
Microsoft The European Commission fined Microsoft 280.5 million euros ($357.3 million) on Wednesday to punish its failure to comply with a landmark 2004 antitrust ruling.
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RE[2]: My God
by rapont on Wed 12th Jul 2006 17:20 UTC in reply to "RE: My God"
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It probably resembles the amount of money that the EU governments have spent with Microsoft over the years.... good on them.

I think though that they should give the money to something like the EFF, or some body that will help architect open source software development of systems that governments use. At least that way they can reduce their dependency on single corporate entities and whatever work they manage to do all governments (including first and third world) can benefit from.

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