New Poll

Saturday March 20th, 1999

We've placed a new poll up, just in time for the Oscars.

The MS remedy poll generated a lot of conversation, and the poll results were interesting:

23% (346) open the source code to Windows under an appropriate Open Source license
22% (326) break MS into separate divisions
11% (163) line up all takers to give Bill G. wedgies
9% (144) publish all Windows APIs
8% (127) prohibit MS from entering into exclusive contracts
8% (131) allow OEMs to ship products from MS competitors, irregardless of current license terms
4% (72) treat MS as a utility
4% (68) completely modularize Windows
3% (51) do nothing
2% (40) levy financial penalties that go to non-profit or free software projects

#2 Re:New Poll

by mozineAdmin

Saturday March 20th, 1999 6:56 PM

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Dear ??,

The antitrust action was brought on behalf of Netscape, and focused on Microsoft's abuse of their monopoly power to shut down Netscape's browser. The outcome of this trial directly affects Netscape, and therefore it affects Mozilla as well. That is why this interest in the outcome of the trial.