Re: [Banshee-List] What can I do to get into the project? I'm purchasing an iPhone...

I am all for this. I'll poke around Novell, maybe we can draft a formal
complaint and have others pile it on as well.


On Fri, 2008-12-19 at 12:52 +0100, David Nielsen wrote:
> 2008/12/19 Bertrand Lorentz <bertrand lorentz gmail com>
>         On Fri, Dec 19, 2008 at 12:52 AM, Aaron Bockover
>         <abockover novell com> wrote:
>         > The best thing that can happen right now is a collective
>         body like the
>         > EU taking action against Apple for non-compete/monopolistic
>         practices,
>         > like they did against Microsoft. A company of Novell's size
>         likely can't
>         > or won't directly take on the issue unfortunately. A class
>         action suite
>         > is really what is in order if it's not going to be handled
>         in the EU.
>         I'd just like to add that the whole "EU vs Microsoft" thing
>         was
>         started by a complaint by Sun to the European Commission in
>         1998.
>         After a quite complicated process, it ended up with the big
>         fine and
>         requirements in 2007.
>         I don't know if the European Commission can start
>         investigations on
>         its own, without a complaint
>         IANAL, I just work in a institution that is full of them, and
>         sometimes likes to uphold big fines to big companies
>         ( ;)
> So maybe we can get the Linux Foundation or say Red Hat, Novell and
> Xandros to complain of Apple's business practices and in maybe 5 years
> something will happen. I spend all last night trying to figure out
> where to issue a complaint to the local Danish government agency in
> charge of monopoly abuse but I simply cannot figure it out.
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