: Who Could Be Next?"> Web browser developers and other vendors were mum for now on the impact of the verdict on their development efforts. Apple Computer Inc., whose Safari Web browser is based on the KHTML open-source engine, declined to discuss the lawsuit, and Hewlett-Packard Co., which distributes the Mozilla browser in its HP-UX operating system, didnt return multiple requests for comment. Opera Software, which has both a free and paid version of its competitor to Internet Explorer, said it was looking into the lawsuit.One reason for the silence and uncertainty is Microsofts promised appeal of the case. The appeal itself is likely to take another 18 months, Lueck said. Gartenberg said that will stall any immediate effect, such as changes in planned Web browser development. "A lot of folks are waiting with bated breath to find out if the verdict is upheld or not before theyll change anything," he said.
Mitchell Baker, president of The Mozilla Foundation, said in a statement: "We are looking into the Eolas issue but havent come to any conclusion yet."