Yahoo! heeft een artikeltje gepost waarin zij schrijven over blije reakties van bedrijven uit Silicon Valley op de uitspraak van de rechter in de anti-trust rechtszaak tegen Microsoft. Op zich niet schokwekkend, want de genoemde bedrijven (Oracle, Red Hat, Sun en Netscape) kunnen het al langer niet zo goed vinden met ome Billy ...
Entrepreneurs, start-ups and high-technology veterans in Silicon Valley cheered a federal judge's ruling Friday that software juggernaut Microsoft Corp (Nasdaq:MSFT - news). wields monopoly power and used it to cripple competing firms.
[...] Now that the U.S. Justice Department and the 19 states that brought the epic antitrust case against the world's most valuable company have won the first round in a long legal battle, employees of Silicon Valley stalwarts such as Oracle Corp (Nasdaq:ORCL - news)., Sun Microsystems Inc (Nasdaq:SUNW - news). and companies throughout the United States not only feel vindicated, they're elated.
``The fact that Microsoft holds a monopoly for desktop operating systems is painfully obvious to anyone in this industry,'' said Bob Young, chief executive of Durham, N.C.-based Red Hat Inc (Nasdaq:RHAT - news)., the largest distributor of the Linux operating system --an upstart rival to Microsoft's Windows.
Among those in Silicon Valley most interested in the outcome of the case were current and former employees of Netscape. The news prompted Netscape employees to throw a party at their headquarters in Mountain View, California.