DOJ Takes Microsoft To Task For Missing Deadlines

Law360, New York (March 13, 2007, 12:00 AM EDT) -- The Department of Justice frowned on Microsoft Corp.’s failure to meet interoperability deadlines on Tuesday at a quarterly court oversight session, and may allow licensees to avoid paying the corporation until it catches up.

As part of a 2002 antitrust verdict, Microsoft is required to give rival software manufacturers server protocols that allow them to operate on Microsoft’s Windows operating system.

But Microsoft admitted recently that certain protocols added to its new Windows Vista OS had been “inadvertently overlooked” while the company was preparing technical documentation....
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