One of the worst ideas in recent memory

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From: Dan Kohn (
Date: Fri Jun 09 2000 - 17:56:59 PDT

   "When an OEM removes End-User Access to a Middleware Product from any
Personal Computer on which Windows is preinstalled, the royalty paid by that
OEM for that copy of Windows is reduced in an amount not less than the
product of the otherwise applicable royalty and the ratio of the number of
amount in bytes of binary code of (a) the Middleware Product as distributed
separately from a Windows Operating System Product to (b) the applicable
version of Windows." -- Judgment provision 3(g)ii, from the Department of
Justice proposal on how to use mass code weights of middleware to judge the
value of software.

                - dan

Daniel Kohn <>

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