Microsoft Critic gains half of settlement

Now this is interesting. Microsoft paid almost $20 million to the CCIA (Computer and Communications Industry Association) of which Oracle, Yahoo, and Sun Microsystems are on the Board. recent reported that Ed Black (CCIA president) pocketed at least half of the settlement that was approved by the Board. Rumors are that Nokia left the Board after hearing about the settlement claiming that it was handled improperly.

Much as I dislike Microsoft’s antitrust issues, this “1 time bonus” along with the 3 year contract at $500,000 a year, this guy better not ever complain about not being able to send his kids to college. With all that money that goes to him, I’m surprised that he doesn’t donate some of it at least to OSDN or something that’s actually useful in the fight against the big M.