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[ale] Microsoft promises not to sue....

Jim Popovitch wrote:
> I get the general impression that nobody is using their development
> tools for much of anything these days...
> http://www.news.com/8301-13860_3-9876029-56.html?part=rss&subj=news&tag=2547-1_3-0-20

All I can say is, get it in writing, read the small print.

I think this paragraph speaks to the actual reason they are doing this:

'In a statement, Microsoft General Counsel Brad Smith said these steps 
are part of the company's efforts to comply with antitrust obligations 
laid out by the European Court of First Instance (CFI).'

Until later, Geoffrey

Those who would give up essential Liberty, to purchase a little
temporary Safety, deserve neither Liberty nor Safety.
  - Benjamin Franklin