[ubuntu-uk] Microsoft To pay the fine... AND allow OSS to get hands on the specs

Matthew Larsen mat.larsen at gmail.com
Mon Oct 22 16:55:05 BST 2007


> ...The European Commission said Microsoft will now charge a one-time fee of 10,000 euros
> to firms that want "complete and accurate" technical information on Windows software.

> In addition, it will also allow the data to go to open source software developers.

> Open source software allows users to read, alter and improve its code - in contrast to
> proprietary software where a company controls the source code...


Matthew G Larsen
   > mat.larsen at gmail.com
   > matthew.larsen at logicacmg.com

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