December 22, 2005
Is Microsoft Dragging Its Feet With EU Antitrust Compliance?
That seems to be the situation from the Competition Commission's point of view. Among the sanctions, Microsoft was to provide complete and accurate interoperability information to work group server competitors. The Commission set a deadline of December 15th for compliance and appointed a trustee to monitor the situation. Now the Commission has filed a list of objections with Microsoft and given the company 5 weeks to respond. One penalty by the commission is to fine Microsoft $2.37 million per day for failure to comply. This would be retroactive to December 15th.
Microsoft counters that the Commission action is unjustified and plans to contest. The dispute centers on how far Microsoft needs to go in order to provide the relevant documentation. While the company would like to get this case behind it, there is reluctance to expose the inner workings of Windows to competitors.
More on this at CNET News.
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