Fallout from the MS Anti-Trust decision.
rsharpe at ns.aus.com
Mon Nov 4 18:34:01 GMT 2002
On Mon, 4 Nov 2002, Christopher R. Hertel wrote:
> 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.
I wonder if the decision is no longer relevant.
I suspect that MS has lots of problems on their hands. There is a steam
roller of open source coming at them all over the world, and they have
grown big and bloated and unable to move swiftly.
I say, lets just continue to make it easier for people to get off NT and
onto Samba on UNIX :-)
Richard Sharpe, rsharpe at ns.aus.com, rsharpe at samba.org,
sharpe at ethereal.com, http://www.richardsharpe.com
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