About the anti-trust case
Posted Jul 20, 2006 15:11 UTC (Thu) by coriordan
Parent article: Free Software Sets the Computing Agenda
First, thanks for this good article.
I think the EC anti-trust case against MS is more important than most people realise. It's something I ignored for a long time because I thought it was an MS bashing exercise, but it's not. For the free software community, it's about helping Samba.
The fines are sustainable by MS, but the negative aura associated with being guilty of anti-trust abuse is an on-going problem for MS, and every good result in the EU provides a precedent for other countries and economic regions.
The lawyer representing FSFE has given more info on this in an interview on Groklaw, and in his sub-presentation at FSFE's recent GPLv3 conference (video and audio recordings are there, but the site is briefly offline for some maintenance).
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