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Quest Goes for Controversial Microsoft EU License

Longtime ally Quest Software last week agreed to license Microsoft communication protocols under the exact same terms the European Union found so expensive and egregious.

Microsoft, however, claims that since Quest was so willing to sign the agreement and pay the royalties, it can't be a bad deal.

Microsoft has argued that its royalty rates are far below those of competitors. But at over 5 percent of new revenues, it seems a tad steep to me. But what do I know -- I don't write software, I only make it crash!

Posted by Doug Barney on March 14, 2007


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