AOL is allowed to submit an appeal in court
A few days ago, AOL surprisingly applied to be allowed to submit a so-called 'amicus brief' in the process against Microsoft. This should help the American judiciary in reaching a verdict. Microsoft had protested against this petition, because something like this should only be introduced by an entity not involved in the process.
Although AOL, as the parent company of Netscape, has its own interest in the outcome of this process, Judge AOL right and allowed the entry. However, Microsoft was also able to record a small victory for itself. According to the Ministry of Justice, all persons, companies or organizations are now allowed to submit an 'amicus brief'. Previously, only petitions directed against Microsoft had been made.