Jon "Maddog" Hall speaks out on the recent Microsoft ruling:
"Most Americans don't seem to understand that
acceptable--not necessarily moral or fair--practices can be legal
when a company owns only a small percentage of the marketplace; but
they become illegal when that company grows beyond a rather hazy
Microsoft is so far over this boundary that drastic action must
now be taken. The action we choose to take is where the difference
of opinion lies. (Judge Jackson did a fine job of detailing this
In this light, it's ironic that AT&T and Time-Warner were
not allowed to complete their merger because it would have given
them control of 40 percent of the broadband marketplace. Yet no one
regulates Microsoft, which controls more than twice that percentage
of the desktop space."
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