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Old 12-24-2007, 12:28 AM
Location: Tennessee/Michigan
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Washington, D.C. (AHN) - Previously secret data on how the Windows operating system works will be provided by Microsoft to open-source Samba software developer.

Microsoft was compelled to make this information available following a March 24, 2004, European Commission antitrust ruling against the company.

In July 2006, the EU fined Microsoft 280.5 million euros ($338.6 million at that time) for failing to provide documentation on Windows protocols to its rivals. Microsoft lost an appeal of that decision in September.

http://www.allheadlinenews.com/articles/7009530072 (broken link)
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Old 12-24-2007, 05:14 AM
Location: Tennessee
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Not that I'm a big fan of that 800-pound gorilla Microsoft, but from what I've seen the EC almost always take a hard line when it's an American company in question.
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