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[News] [Rival] Microsoft Under Fire with EU Complaint for Pricing Abuse

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Microsoft faces anti-trust complaint from software trader

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| Dutch software trader, Samir Abdalla, has filed a broad anti-trust complaint 
| against Microsoft with the European Commission, charging that the firm’s 
| pricing policies violate European Union treaties. The trader complains that 
| Microsoft charges European users at least 30% higher prices than paid in the 
| USA.    


Dealer files antitrust complaint against Microsoft

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| A Dutch software dealer has filed a complaint against Microsoft with the 
| European Commission, arguing that the company's pricing policy in Europe 
| violates antitrust laws.  
| Company owner Samir Abdalla's complaint is that Microsoft charges at least a 
| third more for its software in Europe than it does in the US. Abdalla's 
| lawyer, Gerard van der Wal of the Houthoff Buruma practice, said his client 
| had begun a legal proceeding "this week" and was seeking clarification from 
| the Commission.    


They try to force Dutch people to pay $720 for a full version of Vista and
offer no choice on the shelves at the stores.

They should be embargoed.


How to make money with free software...

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| The Dutch Ministry of Finance organized an architecture competition for which
| a selected group of architectural offices (unstudio, nox, ...) and artists
| were invited, including myself. The goal of the competition was not to design
| a building, but the new 5 euro commemorative coin with the theme 'Netherlands
| and Architecture'. The winner will be rewarded with a nice price, but most of
| all with the honor: his design will be realized and will be a legal coin
| within the Netherlands.



Domino: The Netherlands

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| It is hard to believe, but Heise reports that Microsoft was threatening the
| Dutch government to sue it before the European Court of Juctice which would
| be a competition case.  


FOSS in Dutch government

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| There will be an office where people can complain if they cannot communicate
| with the government using open standards. So non-compliance of government
| agencies will be measured.


Dutch government threatens to sideline Microsoft

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| Proposed legislation that would mandate the use of the Open Document Format
| (ODF) across the entire Dutch government has infuriated Microsoft.
| [...]
| Microsoft Netherlands has engaged in fierce lobbying in an attempt to derail
| the plan. The company argues that the current definition is too narrow,
| specifically by mandating ODF rather than open standards in general


Netherlands Picks ODF

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| Frank Heemskerk, Minister of Economic Affairs, announced today that ODF will
| be the standard for reading, publishing and the exchange of information for
| all governmental organisations. The deadline is January 2009.  

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