Got this link from slashdot.org this morning. http://www.codeweavers.com/~jwhite/tunney.html The issue is that the Tunney Act says there is a window for comment
about the case and that window is about to close. According to
comments at slashdot, either folks start commenting, or MS will have an
I plan to take enough time to suggest that the file specifications for
all MS products be made public domain and always updated. It's my
thought that the ability to duplicate files made by MS products is the
proper way to to break the stranglehold, given that this would allow
competitive products to safely claim MS compatibility.
Here are the suggestions from the page above:
The easy way to do the 'right' thing
Open an email window to
firstname.lastname@example.org (with a subject of
Read through some of the many comprehensive resources on this case
and the Tunney Act proceedings:
Kegel's excellent collection of resources (mirror is
Pick your favorite problem with the proposed judgement. One is fine;
hopefully a lot of people will be doing this.
Compose a simple, polite, email describing the problem and how you
feel about it.
Send the email, and if you like, bcc (important do not cc) us
[Optional, but nice] Print your letter out (maybe reformat it a
little), and mail it to:
Renata B. Hesse
U.S. Department of Justice
601 D Street NW
Washington, DC 20530-0001
The truly easy way to at least add your voice
Send email to email@example.com (with
a subject of 'Microsoft Settlement') saying that you think the
proposed settlement is bad idea (type only 3 words, if you must). What
counts is the number of complaints.
Send email to firstname.lastname@example.org
indicating that you will stand as a co signer of Dan Kegel's comments. Please give your city, state, title, and affiliation.
Send it now.
The comment period closes Monday morning (the 28th).
By the time you think to come back to this page, it will be too late.