Odd, U.S. interves on the side of MS against S. Korea ...
Dec 14, 2005
3:53 PM EDT
|Where have I seen this before? Here? http://lxer.com/module/forums/t/20616/ No too wild, don't trust this guy, just fiction.
Then why does the justice Department make a direct play against a military ally and major trading partner on a trade issue where the courts in this country came to essentially the same conclusion? Furthermore, why now when MS has made threats to simply withdraw OS support would the pretty sharp legal types make such a move? Well, the only logical answer is the political types made the decision and a bad one at that. Perhaps too this might explain why the move towards Linux in China where the party hates the word free (freedom or any type synonym), which just might give the population some wrong ideas.
In a recent Groklaw article (http://www.groklaw.net/article.php?story=20051202135844482) near the end, there is a discussion of there being no proof of Microsoft intervention in the MA ODF dispute, however, here by inference there is no other reasonable explanation. MS was found guilty of the same offenses. The difference is the essentially sweetheart resolution here, though they are supposedly still under court supervision to be certain they do not repeat their pattern of bad behaviour - despite being caught again. Why else would the Justice Department become involved? Perhaps the State Department did not want to be dirtied by this effort?
What's your take?
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