Europe: Microsoft’s Behavior Has Changed, Interop Docs Already Complete

By | March 4, 2009 | 2 Comments


From Beta News

“The European Commission will scale back its oversight of Microsoft’s documentation efforts, says a statement which makes some surprising concessions.”

“The 2004 Statement of Objections is a separate affair from the Statement issued in January, which concerns the EC’s objections to Microsoft continuing to bundle Internet Explorer with Windows.”

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  • argh

    Yet another huge success for the EU. Just after it turned out that Microsoft had been forced to abide by the 2004 as well!

    The EU is going from win to win on this one.

  • http://www.favbrowser.com Vygantas Lipskas

    Yep, I think it’s a Win/Win for both, EU and MS.

    Quote from Beta News update:

    10:15 am EST March 4, 2009 – This morning from its Brussels office, Microsoft released the following statement in response to the European Commission’s decision: “We welcome the Commission’s announcement. We remain committed to ensuring that Microsoft is in full compliance with European law and our obligations as established by the European Court of First Instance in its September 2007 ruling and we will continue to cooperate with the Commission and its experts.”