Michael Watterson <watty at eircom.net> writes:
> Never mind media player...
> The important aspect is Domain Controller APIs...
This is what FSFE and Samba have been working to get since 2001.
It's been clear for a long time that MS would have to publish
interoperability info, but MS've always wanted to publish it in a way that
would require some licensing and would thus exclude free software.
FSFE and Samba argued the general point the free software should not be
excluded and the specific point that Samba is the only competitor left, so
excluding them would make publication of specs pointless. The Commission
agreed, and now the ECJ confirmed that the Commission was right.
The fines are a distraction. That amount of money
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