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Opinion: EU and Microsoft Gang Up on the GPL

Oct 24, 2007, 23:30 (0 Talkback[s])

"I've watched the emerging deal between the EU and Microsoft over the last weeks with increasing skepticism. From the moment the ECJ decided that Microsoft was indeed guilty of abusing its dominant position, it seemed clear that the vendor was negotiating its way through the wet paper bag that the EU--indeed the global--anti-trust policy has become.

"The EU Commission steps down in 2009, and any appeal would have taken three years at least, damning Kroes and her department to eternal infamy as the anti-trust team who could not get Microsoft to back down..."

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