Open Source Pleased to See Microsoft in European Legal Hot Water

[ Thanks to Steven J.
for this link. ]

“‘Schadenfreude’ is a German word meaning to take pleasure in
the trouble of others. It’s perfect for describing how open-source
companies and supporters feel about Microsoft’s failure to overturn
the European Commission’s decision that Microsoft has acted as a

“On Sept. 17, the European Court of First Instance denied
Microsoft’s appeal of the European Commission’s findings that
Microsoft had abused its dominant position by refusing to make its
products interoperable with those of its rivals and by tying
Windows Media Player to the Windows operating system. As a result,
unless Microsoft appeals to a higher court, the Windows giant must
pay a $613 million fine and make some of its Windows Server APIs
open to competitors…”