[LINK] FC: Judge Jackson slams Microsoft: Break 'em up!
Thu, 08 Jun 2000 12:59:49 +1000
>Mr William Gates has already popped up on the ABC morning
>gnus, uttering the typical *wrong* retort, i.e. that
>precedent in this area contradicts Jackon's decision.
>Are we surprised? Not.
I think it's simple.
Gates splist the companies into two. One with the O/S the other with the
The MS/OS develops an operating system under contract for MS/SOFT (whilst
also developing an open source Linux based system to toss the attention
MS/SOFT has a contract of confidentiality as the O/S is critical to it's
business platform and that's NOT exclusive dealing. You can contract
someone to develop something unique for your company.
MS/SOFT only releases to the public the interfacing to it's APPLICATIONS
not the O/S and thus tightening the market and monopoly position.
It's very hard to interface at the non existent LAYER8!!
Then what happens is MS/OS applies for a Patent on the ENTIRE O/S
technology and voila! The World is Fscked again!
Ain't life grand! And someone asked me why I was dumping Australian next
year and moving to the USA. I just wonder.