[ILUG] [OT] EU forcing MS to open up?
weeboy at conorwynne.com
Thu Mar 18 15:49:27 GMT 2004
> Hey all,
> Some of you may have read this, or not as the case may be, but this is
> somewhat interesting.
> "As well as a fine, it is expected that the EC will order Microsoft to
> offer a version of Windows with its Media Player software stripped out and
> demand Microsoft open up its software to developers so rivals can make
> interoperable software."
> The saying, "Opening a can of worms" springs to mind...
> Regards, R
> Irish Linux Users' Group
It doesn't nearly go far enough. If they only give them a 2% of sales
fine, it will only be about 500mil according to el reg.
They should take at least half of what is currently in M$ bank account
aswell as forcing media player et al.
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