2007-10-31 00:42:11

EU Commission: Microsoft patent pledge "incompatible with Open Source"

In an article about Microsoft's Patent Pledge on iDABC, the European Commission quotes itself acknowledging that the patent pledge does not help the interests of Open Source software.

After 2004's antitrust decision against Microsoft, declaring the company a monopolist, many voices have been raised that the imposed sanctions do not satisfy the requiremends of effective procurement. Concerns have been raised that the sanctions would not help to change the behavior of the corporation in question.


Posted by Tonnerre Lombard | Permanent link | File under: politics, standards