Reader Feedback Friday: Microsoft and the EU
It's old-ish news by now, but an EU
court's ruling against Microsoft
in the company's antitrust case generated
some comments we haven't yet run.
William is all for placating the EU...and then letting the free market take
"Why doesn't Microsoft just give in to the EU and provide them with
their requested stripped-down product? In the meantime, let our free enterprise
system do its job. If Microsoft gives the EU a choice between the full-blown
Microsoft product or a stripped-down version -- which, by the way, should
cost more in order to customize the software to meet [the EU's] needs -- we
all would see just how far the EU would really take this issue. Isn't that
what free enterprise is all about?"
It is, William. Too bad free enterprise isn't such a popular concept across
Dan, on the other hand, takes issue, if briefly, with our contention that the
EU wants to knock an American company down a few pegs:
"No country is more guilty of screwing successful foreign companies
than the U.S."
Maybe, Dan...but do two wrongs make a right?
Posted by Lee Pender on October 05, 2007