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12.19.07

Quick Mention: Key Antitrust Ruling is Approaching

Posted in America, Antitrust, Boycott Novell, Europe, Microsoft, Novell at 9:13 pm by Dr. Roy Schestowitz

Yesterday we posted a quick update on the Microsoft antitrust case, the context being Microsoft’s sheer abuse of ISO. Things such as Silverlight have truly gotten the States' attention, which passed on these concerns to an apathetic (and probably corrupted) Department of Justice. In any event, here are the latest developments:

As ruling looms, Microsoft drowns in documentation

Microsoft Corp. is fast becoming engulfed in the technical mapping of its own products, even as a judge’s decision looms on whether to extend antitrust restrictions placed on the company for an additional five years.

According to a status report filed by Microsoft on Monday with the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia, the number of outstanding technical issues requiring documentation jumped nearly 60% from the end of October to the end of November.

The antitrust action and oversight may be the best route though which the Web, Linux, and ISO hijacks (among others) can be stopped. It’s an integral part of the dangers which GNU/Linux is facing. Novell sometimes stands in the way of arguments that Microsoft does not collaborate. We saw that in Europe [1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12].

On the risk of losing the open Web:

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