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Some Thoughts On Solutions To Microsoft v. DoJ
6 April, 1999
This is intended as a brief analysis of some of the proposed solutions / settlements to the 1998/1999 Microsoft anti-trust lawsuit brought by the United States Department of Justice and several of the Attorneys General of the States constituting the United States of America.
As a base of argument let me state a few postulates. As a condition of the terms of a plea bargain: 1) the defendant shall agree that the plea is the same as a guilty verdict and 2) crime shall not pay.
Let me continue that the suit is brought against a repeat offender. This defendant was brought before the Federal courts previously and agreed to a plea bargain in 1995. Although the current court found that Microsoft was not currently in violation of the letter of the 1995 Consent Decree, it did hint that the defendant was in violation of the spirit of the law. Therefore it is important to note now that there was significant juridical opposition to the consent decree of 1995 based upon vague wording and unenforceability. These mistakes should not be made again by the learned Attorneys General and Judge Jackson.
Let me welcome my favorite charity to the web. Seva is the Sanskrit word for service. An attempt to provide the resources and training for those that suffer to allow them to conquer their circumstances. From building and staffing eye hospitals for cataracts sufferers in India and Nepal to providing seed corn and protecting witnesses against political oppression in Guatemala and Chiapas to providing health facilities and dietary guidance about widespread diabetes among reservation residents in the U.S.
Friends, Relatives, and Countrymen
One of the best ways to waste time is to wander through George's .plan file. For those unfamiliar with the finger command, a .plan file is supposed to tell people fingering you what your plans are. George cut and pasted odd bits from e-mail and news groups and his .plan file become legendary.
I have a couple of pictures currently posted of George. Choose them from the 11 Jackson St. Index
I met George a long time ago in a galaxy far far away named MIT. You can check out the web site of MIT's SIPB
. This is the official student organization for computer wonks. But I'll direct you there because the "official" MIT site
is a shade of Institute Gray.
Have patience, this site doesn't provide my paycheck yet. The upkeep and maintenance of this site compete with gardening and my photography.
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