States Strategist: ISVs Must Adapt
In a video deposition, a key strategist for the states in the Microsoft remedy case said he'd met with Microsoft competitors to help craft the states' remedy proposal and called it "tough luck" for ISVs if certain pieces of essential Windows cWASHINGTON, D.C.In a video deposition taped last month, a key strategist for the states in the Microsoft Corp. remedy case said hed met with Microsoft competitors to help craft the states remedy proposal and called it "tough luck" for ISVs if certain pieces of essential Windows code is missing from implementations delivered under the proposed decree. During the deposition played in court Tuesday, Tom Greene, senior assistant attorney general of California, told Microsoft attorney Steven Holley he had met with representatives from AOL Time Warner Inc., Oracle Corp. and ProComp to help draft modifications to the non-settling states remedy proposal. ProComp is an anti-Microsoft trade association made up of Microsoft competitors including Sun Microsystems Inc. and Oracle.
During a discussion over interdependencies between various components of Microsoft middleware and the operating system, Holley asked Greene: "So if Intuits Quicken uses Internet Explorer to render its user interface, its just their tough luck if Internet Explorer is not present in the unbound version?"