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From: Tony Stanco <tonstanco at aol.com>
To: FreeDevelopers at topica.com
Subject: Microsoft appeal
Date: Tue, 27 Feb 2001 07:55:20 -0800
Reply-To: FreeDevelopers at topica.com
I went to the Microsoft appeal yesterday and I believe that
we can forget about any more help from the government. The
court was very skeptical on a number of issues and gave
indications that they will overturn even some findings of facts,
which is highly unusual. I would forget about the break-up remedy.
I believe that's dead. They may support some watered-down conduct
sanctions, but we know how useful that was in the past. Brace for
a re-invigorated Microsoft. Also, if the appellate court reverses
or remands, expect the new Bush Administration to settle fast, so
this never gets to the Supreme Court.
There were a lot of smiling Microsoft faces afterwards.
It is obviously that a market solution is the only thing that
will work now. It all comes down to free software, I think,
to stop Microsoft even more aggressively leveraging the desktop
into everything. So it up to us to stop it from becoming a
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