De uitspraak van Bloomberg dat Microsoft open Source zou willen gaan met Windows is volgens een MS woordvoerder niet waar. Bill pleit wel voor een schikking in de antitrust zaak, maar niet via deze weg. Hieronder een hap uit dit bericht van GA-Source:
Microsoft on Thursday strongly denied that Chairman Bill Gates had told Bloomberg Television in an interview that he would be willing to open the Windows operating system source code to competitors to settle an antitrust suit with the U.S. Justice Department, reports Reuters.
``Bill did not make any of the comments attributed to him about the settlement,'' Microsoft spokesman Jim Cullinan said. ''The comments they said Bill made are just not true.''
The suit by the Justice Department and 19 states is in a mediation phase and both sides have been instructed by the mediating judge, Richard Posner, not to talk to the media about details of the case.
[...] ``He just said that we would be doing our best to settle the case,'' Cullinan said, adding that such statements were the company's routine way of answering questions about the antitrust suit.
Microsoft planned to make a transcript of the interview available on its Web site later on Thursday, Cullinan said.
Thanks Wekko voor de tip.