Europe tells Microsoft they are flouting anti-trust order

By Derek Sooman on March 13, 2006, 9:06 PM
The EU continues to attack Microsoft on several levels, claiming that the anti-trust order imposed against the company is still being flouted. The EC has written once again to Microsoft to explaining where it's failing to comply with a 2004 decision by the competition office. The EU called Microsofts adherence to its obligation to document its protocols and interfaces entirely inadequate, and has compared Microsoft's protocol documentation to bloatware. The EC also quoted from an independent analysis of Microsoft's protocol documentation conducted by Taeus, which compares Microsoft's submissions to a car manufacturer selling a car without wheels, handbrake, or steering wheel, and "only fitting each begrudgingly after the customer complains."

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