Microsoft Accepts Most EU Demands
Microsoft has accepted 20 of the EU's 26 demands and says that it will work as quickly as possible to settle the remaining six.Monday, Microsoft sent a letter to European Union regulators accepting most of the Commissions demands to satisfy antitrust concerns, but asked for further dialog on some matters regarding the licensing of its source code. Microsoft has accepted 20 out of the EUs 26 demands and says that it will work as quickly as possible to settle the remaining six. Microsoft must comply with a 497 million euro judgment made against it nearly one year ago after the European Commission found that it had abused its position in the market to stifle competition. The penalty determined by the EU was for Microsoft to remove Windows Media Player from Windows XP, to allow competitors access to server source code and to provide better interoperability between platforms.
After haggling with the EU over the name of the WMP-free version of Windows XP and being threatened with fines for not cooperating to the EUs expectations, Microsoft announced last week that the product name will be Windows XP "N."