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

#7 Re:New Poll

by Kovu <>

Sunday March 21st, 1999 2:59 AM

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AOL is allowed to ship less than 15% Netscape to its customers, and those only if it is requested. This is just one example of excusionary behavior. If you want more, go look at the trial evidence. Ditto Yusuf, ??, this poll is a waste. And actually giving code to three different MSs would be a nightmare because then they would diverge and we would have three windows standards instead of one.