March 1, 2002

Microsoft: settlement concessions 'minor'

Author: JT Smith

NewsFactor Network writes: "Microsoft and the U.S. government have agreed to changes in their proposed antitrust settlement, including the omission of a provision that opponents of the deal called a licensing loophole for the software giant. Other settlement modifications, which Microsoft called "clarifying changes," center on broader definitions of technical terms and required disclosure of protocols that allow the Windows operating system to work with other software. However, critics of the settlement said the changes do little to address concerns that Microsoft could leverage the arrangement to continue monopolistic practices."
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