No compromises in the cartel process
In the process against Microsoft, which is slowly drawing to a close, in which nine US states have called for a tightening of the requirements against Microsoft, the Redmond-based software giant emphasized that there would be no compromise under any circumstances.
Any change to the out-of-court settlement with the US Department of Justice not only casts a bad light on it in retrospect, but is also harmful to the consumer. The most important point in the final arguments of the nine states was that Microsoft had to reveal more source code for the operating systems. In doing so, they complied with a request from Judge Colleen Kotar-Kotelly, who requested a breakdown by priority of the counts. A final end to the antitrust lawsuit against Microsoft, which has now been going on for four years, is expected this year.