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PC Week: Sun considers antitrust suit against Microsoft

Apr 05, 2000, 23:10 (6 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Deborah Gage)

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"Sun is studying Judge Thomas Penfield Jackson's Monday decision "very carefully" as a result of its claim that Microsoft's behavior toward Sun violated the Sherman Antitrust Act. Jackson included the Java charges as part of his conclusions of law in the Department of Justice vs. Microsoft antitrust case."

"Morris says Sun's decision on whether or when to file suit is not contingent in any way on Jackson's determination of remedies against Microsoft or any further phases of the federal antitrust suit...."

"Jackson also found that Microsoft induced developers to write Windows-specific Java applications both directly through "subterfuge and barter" and indirectly through a campaign to minimize usage of Netscape Navigator."

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