Archive | March 18, 2005

EU not happy with Microsoft protocol licensing

Eric Bangeman ( of Ars Technica reports EU not happy with Microsoft antitrust compliance. “According to the European Commission, Microsoft is not fully complying with terms of the EC’s antitrust remedies… According to the EC, the royalty and license terms offered by Microsoft are unreasonable and unfairly exclude vendors of open source software”

Obviously, Microsoft still needs to learn the meaning of the word interoperability. Competing on features and support could make Microsoft such an industry leader.

UPDATE: If you enjoy dry British humour, OSNews points to a UK ZDNet column: “Microsoft’s Windows Communications Protocol Licence Explained. Microsoft is guilty of breaking EU competition law, and has come up with a way to make amends. ZDNet dissects the resulting licence and find a very peculiar world indeed.”

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