EC denies Microsoft deadline extension

By Derek Sooman on February 9, 2006, 2:34 PM
The EC has denied Microsoft's request for an extension to its 15 February deadline for turning over interoperability documentation for Windows, according to European Commission spokesperson Jonathan Todd. Microsoft was also denied access to correspondence between Commissioners, their appointed trustees, and third-party experts. Microsoft seemingly wants to get hold of this information in order to paint a picture of a sort of anti-Microsoft conspiracy on the part of opportunist politicians.

Last 25 January, Microsoft took the unprecedented step of promising to license direct access to the source code that the EC has wanted the company to document, stating that the source code is its own best documentation. But that move met with a cold reception by EC commissioners who preferred that the source code be explained to them.

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gamingmage said:
Wow Microsoft is denied something. LOL. I wonder if they will make it in time and why they wanted an extension.
Race said:
If you recall the earlier article here on Techspot, Microsoft was offering hundreds of hours of free tech. support, and all of the docs they could want on the code.Courts here in the U.S. approved of Microsoft's offer, so it's the EC whom they can't seem to please.At this point, I'm not willing to rule out that maybe there is a touch of anti-Microsoft by "opportunist politicians" going on here.
Need_a_Dell said:
This may be bad news for everybody, not just MS. As we all know, MS seems to have trouble with their programs. If they think that they need more time for production reasons, and they're not getting it, than the chances of this program being even remotely done is slim. Instead of having a regualr release with 5 holes in it, we're going to get a rushed version with 20 holes instead. For once I feel a little bit of sympathy for MS, but I suppose this is their own fault.
cyrax said:
With all the things that microsoft doing these days, that eu thing getting out of hand. I say give them the deadline and see what comes of it.
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