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[News] [Rival] Microsoft Crimes Can Get It Scrutinised for Years to Come in the US

  • Subject: [News] [Rival] Microsoft Crimes Can Get It Scrutinised for Years to Come in the US
  • From: Roy Schestowitz <newsgroups@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Sat, 04 Apr 2009 01:06:07 +0000
  • Newsgroups: comp.os.linux.advocacy
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US states may seek Microsoft anti-trust extension

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| Some US states may ask for continued supervision of Microsoft, to ensure the 
| software giant isn't breaching the government's 2001 anti-trust agreement. 
| Microsoft oversight is due to expire on November 12, but states that signed 
| on to the Department of Justice's (DoJ's) deal with Microsoft may now seek an 
| extension that would last until 2012, according to a report.  



Crimes Microsoft Gets Away With - So Far

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| News publications are cautious about making accusations, and because of that,
| some nasty acts of Microsoft are essentially being erased from the record.
| [...]
| Microsoft convinced Baystar Capital to put $50 Million dollars into SCO's
| lawsuit against IBM and other Open Source users, and promised to "backstop"
| Baystar's investment if SCO lost money, according to this sworn testimony.
| But I'm told that one person's testimony, even sworn testimony, isn't proof.


Microsoft tries to avoid Ballmer deposition in Vista suit

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| Microsoft Corp. Chief Executive Steve Ballmer is the subject of a new legal
| squabble in a lawsuit over the company's Windows Vista marketing practices.


Is MS Preening in Public Posts?

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| The author of the email, posted on ZDNet in a Talkback forum on the Microsoft
| antitrust trial, claimed her name was Michelle Bradley and that she
| had "retired" from Microsoft last week.
| "A verbal memo [no email allowed] was passed around the MS campus encouraging
| MS employee's to post to ZDNet articles like this one," the email said.
| "The theme is 'Microsoft is responsible for all good things in computerdom.'
| The government has no right to prevent MS from doing anything. Period.
| The 'memo' suggests we use fictional names and state and to identify
| ourselves as students," the author claimed.


Unclear if Microsoft memo will be allowed evidence

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| A memo by Microsoft's Jim Durkin recalled a meeting by Gates and other
| executives in which Gates said of RealNetworks: "This is a strategic area,
| and we need to win it."  
| The same memo dated June 5, 1997, quotes another senior Microsoft executive,
| Robert Muglia, as saying that RealNetworks is "like Netscape, the only
| difference is we have a chance to start this battle earlier in the game".  

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