My good friend Carlo Piana, the lawyer that helped Samba and FSFE in the antitrust trial Microsoft against the European Commission, says today:
priority #1 is to keep a close eye on the only overdominant company in the IT market
But given the outcome of the trial, with Microsoft getting a ‘get out of jail free’ card, I think it’s time to ask DG Competition to declare its failure as a body and never start any antitrust investigation anymore. I have seen them only do damages, no real positive effect. And they keep damaging users and freedom of business now with the Phase II investigation for the Oracle + Sun M&A.
Go home, Commissioner Kroes and take your toys with you.