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Re: [vox] microsoft ruling
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Re: [vox] microsoft ruling

To offset all of the thoughts about justice denied, I thought I'd share
with you a posting I found on comp.os.linux.misc

The message id is 3DC3E127.C0E8F14E@open4success.com
(plug it into a google advanced search to find it)

among other things this message says:

* By accepting the settlement Microsoft cannot appeal the the
  conclusions of law or the findings of fact.

* The remedy only covers damage already done, but the ruling of law 
  covers future behavior, which means we can drag MS back to court
  over other pieces of its behavior.

* "a second trial showing that Microsoft has violated has taken actions
  which violate the findings of law could be initiated within weeks, and
  in any jurisdiction, and very likely by the dissenting states, who 
  will probably NOT through[sic] in with the DOJ to consolidate the 

I'm not sure what the poster's legal credentials are, but I asked on 
the newsgroup, and hopefully he'll answer.

> Date: Fri, 1 Nov 2002 14:11:50 -0800
> To: Linux User Group of Davis <vox@lists.lugod.org>
> From: Peter Jay Salzman <p@dirac.org>
> Subject: [vox] microsoft ruling
> Reply-To: vox@lists.lugod.org
> ok, the ruling has been slashdotted and googled:
> news.google.com
> www.slashdot.org
> i've _never_ seen so many "+5 funny" ratings in my years of reading /.
> guess everyone had something witty to say (i'll be a non-conformist and
> refrain from making a witty quip).
> pete

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