US vs. MS Antitrust Remedy Phase - Day 2

by Steve Anglin

Related link: http://www.pcworld.com/news/article/0,aid,89924,00.asp



In day 2 of the US vs. Microsoft Antitrust case remedy phase, Microsoft's attorneys argued that Java is to blame. They argue that Java did not suffer from anti-competitive behavior. Also, they contend Sun doesn't believe enough in its own Java technology, and that Java is proprietary. Microsoft is also trying to strike much of the testimony of Sun's vice president and general manager of Java/XML software, Richard Green, because Green's "...testimony could be construed as attempting to build a case of new liabilities." Of course, this is probably true, because of Sun's private lawsuit filed against Microsoft two weeks ago.

What do you think?