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  • We have evidence that Microsoft has refused to disclose formatting and other information. Word processing, spreadsheets and presentation programs can't achieve full interoperability with Microsoft Office.
    (Thomas Vinje)

  • Microsoft has been playing games with the Commission from the beginning, but now it realizes its time is up.
    (Thomas Vinje)

  • Microsoft only started mentioning intellectual property rights once it was clear it would lose the case two years ago. It's an after-the-facts strategy and I hope the judge will see it for what it is.
    (Thomas Vinje)

  • The judge was just being provocative.
    (Thomas Vinje)

  • In his final summing up he talked about ways forward by identifying the problems Microsoft must solve. That's not a plan.
    (Thomas Vinje)


  • There is no compliance yet and it is about time there was compliance.
    (Thomas Vinje)

  • Most software makers reveal for free the sort of information Microsoft is being ordered to license, because anyone not in a monopoly situation has every interest in making their software as widely available as possible.
    (Thomas Vinje)

  • Market developments have validated the Commission's concerns. It is vital that the court confirms the Media Player decision because it provides a legal precedent that could be used to prevent Microsoft continuing its abusive bundling practices in future.
    (Thomas Vinje)

  • But it's more than money that's at stake during this hearing.
    (Thomas Vinje)

  • For the last eight years, the commission has been extremely careful to follow every procedural rule to the letter. From a legal point of view, everything I know indicates the commission has been very correct.
    (Thomas Vinje)

  • Microsoft is perhaps the most powerful company in the world. Companies have legitimate reasons to fear retribution for making their concerns known.
    (Thomas Vinje)

  • In other words, exactly what the commission predicted would occur as a result of Microsoft's illegal bundling behavior has occurred Real has been marginalized, ... The lesson is that the commission is right to have found Microsoft to have engaged in illegal conduct, but that it erred in taking so long to decide the case and in imposing an ineffective remedy.
    (Thomas Vinje)

  • There's a striking similarity between Microsoft's efforts to evade compliance with the European decision and its failure to properly comply with the U.S. settlement.
    (Thomas Vinje)

  • Microsoft is repeatedly engaging in clearly illegal, anti-competitive behavior because the benefits of extinguishing competition clearly outweigh the costs.
    (Thomas Vinje)

  • It's merely, entirely and completely a public relations ploy to try to divert attention from the extremely strong case the commission has against Microsoft for failure to comply with the commission's decision.
    (Thomas Vinje)


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