---- Google Applies For 3rd Party in E.C. Proceedings Against Microsoft
poppyrich - 2:08 pm on Mar 5, 2009 (gmt 0)
From the linked article, quoting Mozilla's counsel in the case:
There are separate questions of whether there is a good remedy, and what that remedy might be. But questions regarding an appropriate remedy do not change the essential fact. Microsoft's business practices have fundamentally diminished (in fact, came very close to eliminating) competition, choice and innovation in how people access the Internet.
Aah, the remedy. This whole scenario has played out before with Windows Media Player. In that case, the remedy ordered by the court was for Microsoft to make available a version of Windows that did not have Media Player bundled within it. Fair decision, right? Did anybody buy it? No. Why would they?
The EU case is a fishing expedition by Opera's Hakon Wium Lie who, judging from his writings, is a bitter, frustrated guy. Or, maybe, Lie is just trying to get free publicity for Opera.