the threat of a lawsuit against Microsoft by the EU,
regarding the availability of standards information.
"Dear Massachusetts (Governor Romney, Secretary Galvin, Senator Hart, et
al):Are you watching this? Microsoft, as you may have heard, has been under
pressure in Europe to make their APIs available to its competition for
interoperability purposes. Now, so far, that has meant only that they have
to do so for non-Linux competitors, as they were able to achieve a carve-out
that leaves Linux and all FOSS out in the cold during the appeal. For all
their other competitors in the server space, they were ordered to "to
disclose complete and accurate interface documentation which would allow
non-Microsoft work group servers to achieve full interoperability with
Windows PCs and servers".
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