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2012/11/19 Tanstaafl <>

On 2012-11-19 6:54 AM, M Henri Day <> wrote:

2012/11/19 Tanstaafl<>


 An excellent exposition of the methods used by Microsoft to «protect» its
«intellectual property» - more accurately described as using its
quasi-monopoly to exclude others from the market....

There is one more hing that could turn this around - if the EU (or some
other major governmental entity) were to engage in and win an antitrust
lawsuit against Microsoft and force them to *fully* document their file
formats, as happened with their Windows Server SMB protocols (which I
understand has benefited the Samba project immensely).

A consumation devoutly to be wished....


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