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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 the year.

"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. "

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