Microsoft wasn't pressured on interoperability

A Microsoft official acknowledges market skepticism, but says he is confident that people will look at the company's actions as well as its words.Microsoft was not reacting to pressure from the European Commission or anyone else when it decided to commit to a set of interoperability principles designed to increase the openness of its high-volume […]

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A Microsoft official acknowledges market skepticism, but says he is confident that people will look at the company's actions as well as its words.

Microsoft was not reacting to pressure from the European Commission or anyone else when it decided to commit to a set of interoperability principles designed to increase the openness of its high-volume products.

So said Horacio Gutierrez, vice president of intellectual property and licensing for Microsoft, in an interview with eWEEK following the company's Feb. 21 media teleconference announcing the move.

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