Reply to post: Re: "The EU is the only government entity to ever impose"

US watchdog just gave up trying to get Google to explain YouTube's huge financial figures

Jeremy Allison

Re: "The EU is the only government entity to ever impose"

LDS wrote:

> "The EU ruling did more - it forced Microsoft to document its APIs and made them publicly available"

Not API's, *PROTOCOLS*. There's a *BIG* difference - although no one seems to understand why (I blame lack of technical education in schools :-).

No one gave a monkeys about their API's (unless you're writing code for Windows, in which case why do you care if other systems are successful or not), they are *useless* for Open Source, it's the on the wire *PROTOCOLS* that allow interop or not.

Trust me, I know what I'm talking about w.r.t. to EU vs Microsoft case :-).

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