When will the persecution of MS *end*?!

James Knott james.knott-bJEeYj9oJeDQT0dZR+AlfA at public.gmane.org
Sat Dec 20 20:09:19 UTC 2003

William Park wrote:
> On Sat, Dec 20, 2003 at 12:56:41PM -0500, billt-l+PWtdWbHAuXFJAUJl40Xg at public.gmane.org wrote:
>>If this is the same case I remember, GM was taken to court by a
>>conglomerate of after market radio manufacturers because they changed
>>the electrical connectors it used for the radio to a non-standard
>>connector that could only be purchased from GM.
>>The ruling was that GM was using its control of the design and
>>manufacture of the cars in a monopolistic way.
> Maybe there were some other factors, like agreement between GM and
> supplier for standardization but GM changed its design unilaterally.  GM
> changes car shape, design, parts, etc.  And, I don't think GM has to get
> after-market companies' approval everytime.

Well, whatever the details, the courts appear to have disagreed with you 
  and I suspect they had more info available on this, than either of us 

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