Re: what if microsoft disobeyed the breakup?

Date: Mon May 29 2000 - 12:52:04 MDT

Adrian Tymes wrote:

| or, maybe, it would just sell
| all of its IP rights and other property to Bill Gates for $0.01 then
| dissolve, and Gates would found another company that just happened to
| work much like Microsoft.

Not an option; most of MS is owned by public investors. Gates' stake is
vast, but he's very much a minority shareholder. Even if he could get a
majority to vote for this, the minority could still sue to not have their
stolen from them. Given the environment this would happen in, that's a slam-

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