CNET News.com: Gates: We'll open Windows code to settle caseFeb 18, 2000, 00:19 (24 Talkback[s])
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"Gates said he would agree to open the source code for the company's Windows operating system as part of a settlement, a move that would allow competitors to create and sell their own modified versions of Windows."
"State antitrust enforcers said that Gates's offer could form the basis for further talks. They've been intrigued by the idea because it would help dilute Microsoft's market domination without breaking up the company...."
"The company and the government will argue next week before Jackson whether the company should be broken up. If the two sides fail to reach a settlement, Jackson will issue a final ruling in the case in the next several months."