Microsoft Plan Averts Conflict Over Antitrust Pact

Microsoft Corp. has averted a looming conflict with U.S. officials by agreeing to disclose more information about its Windows server operating system, according to documents filed in federal court on Wednesday Lawyers at the U.S. Justice Department's antitrust division who are overseeing the landmark 2002 antitrust settlement said in the filing that Microsoft had assuaged most of their concerns about whether the company was doing enough to comply with the landmark 2002 settlement.

Microsoft is required to license key information about its computer operating system to other companies under terms of the antitrust settlement. Under Microsoft's new plan, companies that signed licenses to get the software "protocols" would get access to key additional computer code of its Windows server software for free.

News source: Reuters

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