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PC Week: Sun considers antitrust suit against Microsoft

“Sun is studying Judge Thomas Penfield Jackson’s Monday decision
“very carefully” as a result of its claim that Microsoft’s behavior
toward Sun violated the Sherman Antitrust Act. Jackson included the
Java charges as part of his conclusions of law in the Department of
Justice vs. Microsoft antitrust case.”

“Morris says Sun’s decision on whether or when to file suit is
not contingent in any way on Jackson’s determination of remedies
against Microsoft or any further phases of the federal antitrust
suit….”

Jackson also found that Microsoft induced developers to
write Windows-specific Java applications both directly through
“subterfuge and barter” and indirectly through a campaign to
minimize usage of Netscape Navigator.

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