Software giant Microsoft in, said Wednesday they have in the eu court to the European commission for a lawsuit.
Microsoft representatives say: "Microsoft has put forward an application, requirement cancel the trial courts for its communication agreement about the permission of the source code of the decision."
The litigation to involve in small office environment of the server software, the software can perform publishing, filing and security task.
The European commission is expected to begin in the subsequent briefing to Microsoft move opinion.
The European commission has issued a compulsory punishment for Microsoft measures, including in March 2004 proposed a record about us $621 million (497 million euros) fine, the lawsuit also involved in Windows operating system integration of the Microsoft media player software, because Microsoft has not completely from Windows will be stripped out.
Microsoft’s decision to the European Union is a challenge-the lawsuit is not yet in a hearing-Microsoft of unilateral efforts or didn’t get a court sentenced for approval.
The European Union commissioner Neelie Kroe have warned Microsoft, if to June 1, 2005 if also kept the resolution, Microsoft will face new enforcement of the judgment of litigation.
June 1,, Microsoft has said he will abide by the agreement
But Microsoft still trying to take corresponding remedial measures, including, and other small office system server software competition sharing communication protocol, etc, etc.
Originally, the European Union and Microsoft have reached an agreement, those who receive the Microsoft of communication protocol manufacturers may not to expose them.
And those open source server software developer, they will be all products of the source code released all, this part of the blame Microsoft practices of injustice. But Microsoft and the European Union decided, will these questions to the court to sentence.
Microsoft representatives say: "the document is the European commission in June with the agreement of the results as a special to the court as reference, this can avoid the lawsuit further postponed."
The representative said: "we now take action of the goal is to make the court will reconsider the the lawsuit, given a will to our global intellectual property protection in a far-reaching effect on the judgment."
The European commission spokesman said on Wednesday, the European commission and Microsoft still to be signed a memorandum to ensure that Microsoft can abide by the anti-monopoly law.
According to the European Union spokesman Jonathan Todd said: "we haven’t determined and Microsoft signed agreement personnel."