Microsoft’s obligation to provide interoperability technology extended

In April 2009 the Department of Justice requested, in conjunction with other antitrust enforcers and by agreement with Microsoft, and obtained an extension to portions of the final judgment that govern technology which Microsoft must offer to competing server software developers to allow their products to work with the Windows operating system. This obligation to license the technology on reasonable and non-discriminatory terms and to provide technical documentation was set to expire later in 2009 but was now extended until May 2011 by the D.C. District Court. The DOJ considered the extension necessary to ensure the quality of technical documentation provided by Microsoft. [Juha Vesala]

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