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Microsoft Backs Down on EU Open Source Interoperability

Oct 23, 2007, 11:15 (7 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Matthew Aslett)

"I promise I'll write about something other than Microsoft soon, but it does keep doing interesting open source-related things. This time, it has backed down and agreed to comply with its obligations following the European Commission's 2004 antitrust decision, including sharing interoperability information with open source developers.

"As European commissioner for competition, Neelie, Kroes, told the commission: 'I told Microsoft that it had to make interoperability information available to open source developers. Microsoft will now do so, with licensing terms that allow every recipient of the resulting software to copy, modify and redistribute it in accordance with the open source business model...'"

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