EU slams Microsoft for antitrust inaction

by admin March 12, 2006 at 4:22 pm

Failure to disclose complete and accurate interface documentation

Microsoft has come under fire from the European Commission which accuses the Redmond giant of failing to meet obligations laid out by its March 2004 antitrust ruling.

In particular, the EC indicated that Microsoft had not yet complied with its obligation to disclose complete and accurate interface documentation. This material would allow non-Microsoft work group servers to achieve full interoperability with Windows PCs and servers.

Neil Barrett, the monitoring trustee, appointed from a short list of candidates proposed by Microsoft, said that a request from the EC to review the technical documentation submitted had not been met by Redmond. Although he added that Microsoft?¢‚Ǩ‚Ñ¢s submission has improved slightly, ?¢‚Ǩ?ìnothing substantial was added?¢‚Ǩ¬ù compared to the previous version, and ?¢‚Ǩ?ìthe material continues to be incomplete, inaccurate and unusable?¢‚Ǩ¬ù.

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