The People Have Their Say On The Microsoft Settlement

from the 1000-and-1-ways-to-say-it-stinks dept

Well, the period for public comments on the Microsoft anti-trust settlement is now over and both sides are claiming their supporters sent in thousands of letters supporting their point of view. Of course, the chance of any of these letters actually being read by anyone who will have any bearing on what happens next seems pretty slim. All of the comments will apparently be published at some point in the Federal Register, at which point it could make for some interesting reading. I wonder how many of the pro-Microsoft letters contain passages clearly written by MS PR flaks (sometimes offering bribes to people to write in their support), and how many anti-settlement letters are clearly written by Slashdot kiddies. If only there were an easy way to filter out both extremes, it might be an interesting discussion.

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