"Like many, I was pretty shocked by the recent Microsoft-EU deal
to settle the long-running investigation into interoperability
issues. This was not so much because of the way Microsoft has used
every kind of delaying tactic it could before eventually agreeing
(for the nth time) to try harder in the future. My real dismay was
provoked by the gap between appearance and reality--a chasm that I
think bodes ill for the future of open source.
"At first--again, like many others--I was lulled into a sense of
false security by the declarations of Neelie Kroes, the EU's
Commissioner for Competition..."
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