Microsoft admits the decision to open up Windows Source Code tough
Worldâ€™s largest software maker Microsoft has admitted that the concessions it has to make to comply with the courts ruling in the European Union anti-trust case have been tough on them. The courts had ruled that the company would have to deliver code of some parts of their Operating System to rivals so as to ensure fair competition in the market.
The commission has also confirmed that the steps taken by the company are under consideration and they would consult with the accusing parties before taking a final decision on the end compliance. The aim is to ensure that the steps taken by the company are enough to give the competitors free access to some of its software codes and allow full operability on its Windows based servers.
Microsoft has also agreed to a new royalty structure on the licensing of Windows codes. They would now offer the new interoperable Windows product available to consumers around the world. The ruling required the company to cater to European companies only. The commission has until the end of July month to decide whether the steps taken are enough to give Microsoft a clean chit.
In other news, Microsoft has delivered an update to its mobile operating system which let the consumers take advantage of the push technology. This update directly targets the popular Research in Motionâ€™s Blackberry device which is the best selling PDA in the world according to market reports.