EU: Microsoft Pushing Too Hard for OOXML?
Feb 08, 2008, 18:15 (11 Talkback[s])
The Register: EU Investigates Microsoft's OOXML Campaign
"Microsoft's failed attempt to get its Office Open XML (OOXML)
file format adopted by the International Organisation for
Standardisation (ISO) could land the software giant in hot water
with the European Commission (EC).
"Last month, the anti-trust arm of the commission began formal
probes against Microsoft in two cases where it has been alleged
that the multinational firm had abused its dominant market
ConsortiumInfo: EU Initiates Investigation Against Microsoft
"This latest announcement clearly demonstrates that while the EU
has settled the case against Microsoft that ran for almost a
decade, it remains as suspicious as ever regarding the software
vendor's conduct, notwithstanding Microsoft's less combative stance
in recent years.
"According to the Journal, the investigation will focus on
whether Microsoft 'violated antitrust laws during a struggle last
year to ratify its Office software file format as an international