FSFE in Samba case: Microsoft's defiance backfired
May 25, 2011, 14:09 (1 Talkback[s])
"The hearing was called to consider Microsoft's challenge to a
EUR 899 million fine imposed by the European Commission in 2008.
Microsoft had failed to carry out remedies imposed for its
violation of EU antitrust law. A ruling is expected for later in
"Microsoft was required to provide interoperability information
that would enable others to hook up to its products so they could
compete with its workgroup servers. Key among those was the Samba
team, which is the only surviving competitor in the workgroup
server market. "