Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 4th Mar 2009 23:10 UTC
Legal Well, it's a bit of a Microsoft day today, for better or worse. In any case, the European Commission has announced that it will scale back its monitoring of Microsoft. According to the EC, Microsoft has made progress in complying with the 2004 Statement of Objections - in fact, the company has already provided all the necessary documentation required by the EC's ruling.
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Really?
by davidiwharper on Thu 5th Mar 2009 13:35 UTC
davidiwharper
Member since:
2006-01-01

I mean, come on -- this is Microsoft we're talking about!

It would be interesting to have some comments from one of the open source projects that is building software based on these interoperability documents - Samba, for example.

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RE: Really?
by porcel on Thu 5th Mar 2009 15:32 in reply to "Really?"
porcel Member since:
2006-01-28

That would truly be the yardstick by which one can measure whether Microsoft has really complied.

It's too easy to pile pages upon pages of useless crap.

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jabbotts Member since:
2007-09-06

I believe they've already recieved and released the full specs for Samba/CIFS based on the agreement a year or more ago. There was a big spike in Samba related news articles and it's interoperability seemed to improve over night.

I think the basic idea is about right though. Let's hear from the competitors that must now develop interoperable programs based on the provided specs. If it's all god; about F'ing time, we can all move on finally.

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