Score One For The Good Guys
Microsoft announced that it will no longer fight the European anti-trust regulators, after last month's spanking in the Court of First Instance in Luxembourg.
European regulators have spent nine years fighting against Microsoft's notorious trade practices, and finally, the Empire has called it quits. Microsoft will now be required to sell its trade secrets to competitors, in this case, protocols necessary for integrating programs into Microsoft's server platforms. Any interested party can purchase the protocols for just over $14,000.
Microsoft is also out $1.43 billion in fines that have accrued over the last several years, and may be required to pay an additional $1.6 billion in fines that have accrued since December 2005.
Justin Ryan is a Contributing Editor for Linux Journal.
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