"A federal judge has asked Microsoft and the Justice Department
to file a joint status report on their proposed settlement and, in
an unusual move, has asked if they're planning any changes to the
settlement in response to public comments.
"U.S. District Judge Colleen Kollar-Kotelly's order late
Wednesday came two days after 60 days of public comment on the
settlement ended. The Justice Department expected that thousands of
comments would pour in, partly because of canvassing on the part of
Microsoft through its Freedom to Innovate initiative and because of
Microsoft competitors working through trade groups..."