Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 14th Jul 2006 21:08 UTC
Microsoft In a Q&A, Neelie Kroes, who fined MS for not complying with the EC's antitrust ruling, said: "I regret that the Commission has had to take such a step today, but given Microsoft's continued non-compliance to date, I have been left with no alternative. Today's decision reflects my determination to ensure that Microsoft complies with its obligations.Microsoft has claimed that its obligations in the decision are not clear, or that the obligations have changed. I cannot accept this characterisation - Microsoft's obligations are clearly outlined in the 2004 decision and have remained constant since then."
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So stupid ...
by chiwaw on Sat 15th Jul 2006 06:15 UTC
chiwaw
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2006-02-05

This fine is so over-the-top it's ridiculous. It only shows a bunch of greedy bureaucrats trying to get their milk from the cow. For no valid reasons. Hope Microsoft will stand against that...

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RE: So stupid ...
by cyclops on Sat 15th Jul 2006 07:14 in reply to "So stupid ..."
cyclops Member since:
2006-03-12

I'd love you to show how the "greedy bureaucrats" actually get more or less money depending on how much they fine.

I suspect they are *very* well paid whatever they do. Its not like they fine you, and they get to put it in their own pocket.

I suspect it will go in the great big pot where all the rest of the EU's money is drawn from.

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