Fallout from the MS Anti-Trust decision.

Christopher R. Hertel crh at ubiqx.mn.org
Mon Nov 4 18:16:00 GMT 2002

I have been communicating with a lawyer friend who had some involvement 
with the Microsoft case.  Looking at the decision from the judge, we noted 
that it seems as though the prosecution failed to clearly explain Open 
Source and its importance in the marketplace to the judge.  As a result, 
the Judge did not recognize the importance of full and open disclosure of 
the APIs.

Some discussion:


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