This is a discussion on Re: [News] Absuive Monopolist Patronises the European Commission - Linux ; Roy Schestowitz wrote: > -----BEGIN PGP SIGNED MESSAGE----- > Hash: SHA1 > > Microsoft to EU Commission: We're Not the Bad Guy; You Are [MS Doc as Text] > > ,----[ Quote ] > | Yes, the EU Commission is ...
Roy Schestowitz wrote:
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> Microsoft to EU Commission: We're Not the Bad Guy; You Are [MS Doc as Text]
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> | Yes, the EU Commission is the defendant. It seems it neglected to believe
> | Microsoft's experts about how valuable its patents are. And it accuses the
> | Commission of accepting reports from the trustee, whom Microsoft hand-picked,
> | by the way, based on "documents obtained through powers of investigation that
> | the Court of First Instance held to be unlawful." Whoah. No more Mr. Nice Guy
> | for Microsoft, I see.
> Microsoft criticizes EU's 'unreasonable' judgement
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> | According to Microsoft, the Commission made a "manifest error" in deciding
> | its prices were unreasonable saying the prices were "intended to facilitate
> | negotiations between Microsoft and the prospective licensees."
> | Among other claims, Microsoft said the Commission had ignored evidence from
> | patent experts on the subject of whether Microsoft's trade secrets were
> | innovative, and it had denied Microsoft a right to be heard as it failed to
> | give Microsoft the chance to give its views at the end of the period for
> | which it was fined.
Yet the dummy brigade see absolutely no problem whatsoever in letting M$
use patents as barriers in interopability between platforms.
Never thought I'd say this but "Go EU!"