Posted by: Anonymous Coward
on November 19, 2006 02:27 PM
Oh, I know about the Sun/MS deal. That was back when Scott McNealy was at the helm. But, do you really think that the minor restriction of the LAW would stop Microsoft? They've broken quite a few contracts over the years, not to mention stolen other people's copyrights and software patents. They just buy their way out of it in an out-of-court settlement, and even the cases that they've lost, they have so much money that the financial costs don't really serve to stop them.
Of course they want to kill ODF. That's obvious. It looks like they may have managed to accomplish that in Massachusetts. The proverbial fat lady hasn't yet sung, but it looks like she's on the stage about to belt out them thar notes (see <a href="http://www.consortiuminfo.org./" title="www.consortiuminfo.org">http://www.consortiuminfo.org./</a www.consortiuminfo.org>