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 at 11:52 AM