Links about today's MS-EC deal

Rui Miguel Silva Seabra rms at
Tue Oct 23 09:16:14 UTC 2007

On Mon, Oct 22, 2007 at 10:48:51PM +0100, Ciaran O'Riordan wrote:
> Groklaw story with transcript from Sean Daly of the post announcement press
> Q&A with Neelie Kroes of the EC:
> EC's press statement:
> EC's FAQ:
> An NY Times article quoting our own Georg:
> and MS's PR:

I read the events as Neelie Kroes having sold herself out.

Microsoft Tax on information access: 10000 EUR
Microsoft Tax on commercial distribution: 0.48% (hello Red Hat)
No Microsoft Tax only for non-commercial (bye bye Free Software business)
For added points: Comission still pretends Software Patents are valid

How this can be good I don't know...



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