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I find both humor and hope in this article about Microsoft’s appeal. Microsoft has taken an interesting approach to this case: contempt. They are not trying to hide their contempt for Judge Jackson or Jackson’s ruling. They are going after both his Findings of Fact and his Remedy. Interesting strategy. I don’t think it’ll work, but interesting.

I don’t expect Microsoft to be broken up. I fully expect that part of the Remedy to be denied. What I really hope to see, however, is the appeals court to agree that Microsoft needs to release the full set of APIs (Application Programming Interfaces), or even the source code to Windows itself. Once this information is public, Microsoft will be less able to control the computer industry.

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