Microsoft fails to comply with EU protocols

Microsoft failing to comply with the EU to open up Windows protocols. Trying to skirt the legality, Microsoft offered up a license scheme that had a monstrous fee attached. The European Commission rejected Microsoft’s offer and has said:

Microsoft now has the opportunity to get back to us to explain their point of view and if we’re still not happy we can adopt a decision fining them 5 percent of their global turnover each day that they are not compliant. Of course we hope it won’t come to that.

That’s a whopping five million a day.
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