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Government to watch over Microsoft antitrust until 2009

For at least two more years the U.S. government will continue to watch over Microsoft's compliance with the terms of its famous antitrust case settlement. Court supervision of Microsoft's compliance with a U.S. antitrust settlement will continue until November 12, 2009, ruled federal district judge Colleen Kollar-Kotelly earlier this week.

Microsoft to license code to avoid EU fines

Microsoft Corp. has agreed to license the source code for communications protocols in its Windows server software in a bid to avoid being fined

MS ANTITRUST : Judge questions impact of settlement

A U.S. district court judge on Wednesday praised Microsoft Corp. for efforts to improve technical documentation for its communications protocols, but questioned the effect in the marketplace of her final judgment in the U.S. government's antitrust case against the software giant. Judge Colleen Kollar-Kotelly, of the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia, said she saw progress in Microsoft's compliance with her November 2002 antitrust judgment, but she also asked lawyers at a compliance status hearing "what, if any, effect" the judgment has had on the software market. There's "no demonstrable change" in Microsoft's dominance of the operating system market, answered Renata Hesse, an antitrust lawyer at the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ). The open-source Firefox browser has cut into Microsoft Internet Explorer's market share, but it's difficult to tell how much of an impact the judgment has had, Hesse added.

DOJ questions compliance over licensing

Plaintiffs in the U.S. government's antitrust case against Microsoft Corp. expressed concern last week that the software giant was not fully complying with provisions of its settlement agreement, threatening to make the core of the decree

MS ANTITRUST: Microsoft makes Windows license concessions

Microsoft Corp. will cut the cost and ease restrictions for software makers who license certain Windows protocols to make their products work better with the operating system, Microsoft said Monday.

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