From: Eugene Leitl (
Date: Fri Jan 14 2000 - 18:13:12 MST

Ross A. Finlayson writes:
> That is my opinion, and that of others, who care little about
> Microsoft's corporate structure or restructure, and want the best in
> software engineering. These enforceable actions would be
> pro-competitive.

It is quite obvious that OpenSource is going to create an increasingly
harsher environment for commercial OSses in general, especially in
regards to OSses/app bundles and secure systems. The critical
threshold of growth in regards to driver supply by equipment
manufacturers has been reached.

It is hence of little relevance what will happen to Microsoft. Whether
the state meddling capability will be sustainably strengthened, is an
interesting question.

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