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Which Remedies? Appraising Microsoft II -- on April 30, 1999
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Viel Spass in Washington:
This is the announcement for the new Appraising Microsoft conference.
The first conference focused on Microsoft's conduct. This one will
examine remedies. Jamie Love <email@example.com>
APPRAISING MICROSOFT II
April 30, 1999
On April 30, 1999, Ralph Nader and Essential Information will host a
one day conference on remedies for anticompetitive conduct by Microsoft.
"Which Remedies? Appraising Microsoft II," follows an earlier Appraising
Microsoft conference held in November 1997, the first conference to
focus exclusively on anticompetitive conduct by Microsoft.
The Friday April 30 conference on remedies will feature four panels.
The first panel will focus on divestitures and structural remedies.
The second panel will focus on unbundling, pricing and contracting
practices. The third panel will address interoperability remedies. The
fourth panel will focus on non-antitrust remedies, such as procurement
policies, consumer boycotts or use of alternative operating systems.
Speakers for panels will be announced in April.
The conference is open to the public. The price of registration will be
$250 for businesses and $45 for government and non-profit participants.
There will be a limited number of scholarships available for students
The conference will be held at Washington, DC. The conference agenda,
registration forms and contact information are on the web at:
For additional information, contact Donna Colvin at 202.387.8030, fax
202.234.5176, email: firstname.lastname@example.org
(Speakers to be announced)
Introduction by Ralph Nader 8:30 AM
Panel One 9:00 a.m. -10:30 a.m.
Divestitures, Structural Remedies
OS, Desktop Applications,
Panel Two 10:45 a.m. -12:30 p.m.
Unbundling, pricing, contracting Practices
Technical issues regarding unbundling
Remedies that chang economic incentives
Unbundling E-Commerce and navigation
applications and links, including
Non-discriminatory pricing of OEM licenses
Restrictions on exclusive contracts and
Panel Three 1:30 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Disclosure of Applications Programming
Open Source Code
Documentation of Data formats
Support for Open Interfaces and protocols
Non-interference with non-MS product
and protocol development
Special problems relating to free
Licensing of Software patents
Panel Four 3:15 p.m. - 4:45 p.m.
Non antitrust remedies
Government and private procurement policies
Linux, xBSD and other free software
Alternative commercial operating systems,
such as BeOS, Mac-X OS, Amiga, New Deal
Closing Comment 4:45 p.m. - 5:15 p.m.