February 8, 2002
Public input may change Microsoft antitrust settlement
Author: JT Smith
NewsFactor Network writes, "The United States and Microsoft filed a joint status report on their proposed antitrust settlement Thursday as ordered by U.S. District Judge Colleen Kollar-Kotelly. More than 30,000 public comments were reported, a quarter of which approved of the deal and half of which opposed it. Microsoft and the U.S. Department of Justice signaled that there may be changes to the proposed settlement, which is supported by nine of the 18 states that originally sued Microsoft. The other nine states and the District of Columbia are lobbying for tougher penalties against the software giant. The story is at osOpinion.com.