EU to Microsoft: Improve your offer or risk more fines

by admin March 3, 2007 at 11:42 am

The European Union has fired another salvo in their ongoing battle with Microsoft over the documentation and licensing of Windows’ server protocols. The EU said in a statement that Microsoft had failed to “supply satisfactory information at reasonable prices,” a requirement based on a 2004 antitrust ruling.

“This is a company which apparently does not like to have to conform to antitrust decisions,” EU spokesman Jonathan Todd said in a statement. Indeed, the software giant isn’t taking the decision lying down. Microsoft challenged the 2004 ruling in the EU’s second-highest court last April, the results of which are expected to be handed down by a judge some time in the first half of this year.

Full story: Ars Technica