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TheStuff.net: Penalties MS May Face

[ Thanks to Bob
Smith
for this link. ]

“Assuming the judge’s final decision remains consistent with
the document, Janet Reno and Co. will be demanding the imposition
of massive sanctions against Microsoft.
The most widely
discussed penalty is a break-up of Microsoft…”

“A second penalty choice would be to compel Microsoft to hand
over its Windows source code to a standards committee.”

“The third option is that Microsoft may be compelled to make
Windows open source.”

“The last option would be to restrict Microsoft from interfering
with any emerging technology which poses a threat to Windows.
Microsoft would, then, be forbidden to use any licencing agreement
between itself and the OEM’S to block the distribution of computers
which do not have Windows preinstalled. This option would be most
welcome news for Linux.”

Complete
story
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