- Rival software developers (including open-source) can now access and use Microsoft interoperability information
- Royalties for this information will be reduced to a one-off payment of €10,000 / $14,000
- Royalties for a world-wide license to use Microsoft's product and patents will be reduced from 5.95% to just 0.4%
losing the appeal and suffering daily penalty payments for years, Microsoft has finally conceded to the European commission. This after withdrawing its appeal in the South Korea antitrust case last week. The "substantial changes" to Microsoft's behavior can be boiled down as follows:
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