FSFE engages in the EU browser case

David Gerard dgerard at gmail.com
Sun Mar 22 14:16:14 UTC 2009

2009/3/22 Florian Weimer <fw at deneb.enyo.de>:
> * Bernhard Reiter:

>> One difference is obvious, and this is market share.
>> Microsoft's very large market share has put them in a unique position
>> to do misschief in other areas.

> Dominant market shares lie well below historic Microsoft-like levels.
> I have trouble with arguments along the lines, "it's okay when we do
> it because we're so much smaller".  We don't really know how small or
> big we are, and I think the FSF is the dominant licensing organization
> in quite a few areas.

Microsoft not only has a monopoly, it has repeatedly been found to
abuse its monopoly. This does in fact make all the difference.

If you really don't get it, I suspect this is more a lack of joined-up
thinking on your part than a problem with anyone else's behaviour.

- d.

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