The EU Just Won't Let Go
While Microsoft antitrust issues in the U.S. are mostly an annoyance, in
Europe they are an unrelenting migraine
. The European Union has been trying
to get Microsoft to fully open its communications protocols and make them available
to third parties and competitors. Now, the beef seems to be over how much these
protocols are worth. The EU wants them to be free, while Microsoft argues that
it charges far below what other companies charge for similar technology.
Fines of up to $4 million a day are possible. A few months of that could add
up to real money!
Posted by Doug Barney on 03/06/2007 at 1:15 PM