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Microsoft: the EC abuse of dominance case: notes

Just a minor clarification: the Free Software Foundation Europe has filed on the 23 November 2005 an application for leave to intervene in the case T-313/05, which is against an interim letter of the Commission stating that it could later assess whether Microsoft could be forced to license their protocols and interoperability information, or some of them, under conditions compatible with Free Software. This is a side case, as opposed to the main case.

FSFE had already filed an application for leave to intervene in the cases T-201/04 and T-201/04R — the main case and the application for interim measures — as early as July 2004. The application has been accepted by the Court, and FSFE has participated as an intervener in the interim case hearing on 30/09-01/10/2004, ended with the dismissal of Microsoft request.

Carlo Piana, Counsel to Free Software Foundation Europe.

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