Judge Questions Microsoft Attempts to Fragment Caldera Case.
In a comment widely read as favorable to Caldera Inc in its own
antitrust trial against Microsoft Corp, US District Judge Dee Benson has
observed that Microsoft's "divide and conquer" approach
to Caldera's case "may be arguably improper." Microsoft
has split up into nine separate issues the two questions Caldera wants
to put to the jury. Those questions can be paraphrased as: did Microsoft
engage in a pattern of anti-competitive conduct against DR-DOS? And did
Microsoft illegally tie Windows 3.1 to its own MS-DOS? Benson will hand
down a ruling on Microsoft's claims some time in the next few days.
"Caldera wants its day in court," spokesperson, Lyle Ball told
ComputerWire, "and we are very pleased that we are able to present
a side of the computer industry's history that has never before
been made public."