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Thursday, December 22, 2005

The Empire Strikes Back

Microsoft responded to the European Commission's threat of $2.4 million per day sanctions over its interoperability ruling in an unusually public manner.

Full statement by Microsoft's General Counsel, Brad Smith, is here

The situation shows how true interoperability requires not only the spread of open standards but getting into the "weeds," getting documentation fully disclosed, and preventing conditions that lead to new forms of proprietary lock-in.

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