April 16, 2004

DOJ Unsatisfied with Microsoft Compliance

This week, Massachusetts Attorney General Thomas Reilly said in a report to Judge Colleen Kollar-Kotelly, who is overseeing the case, that the
settlement's impact on the marketplace was "essentially nonexistent."

Court papers filed this week demonstrate that the U.S. Department of Justice is
asking Microsoft to reveal more to rivals who license essential Windows computer
code as part of the company's ongoing antitrust settlement.

The documents in federal court show that Microsoft has agreed to a deal with the DOJ, as well as state attorneys general, to resolve worries that
rivals are not getting enough "back-up documentation" when they pay for access to protocols needed to make server software work well with the Windows
operating system.

But not everyone is keen on the level of cooperation Redmond is offering.

Link: technewsworld.com


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