Sunday, 10 May 2009

Google or Microsoft, who is the true Monopoly

BERLIN — Microsoft will argue against a European Commission proposal that it promote competing browsers in its Windows operating system on the ground that such a move would strengthen its rival Google’s dominance in the global search-advertising market, according to a person with direct knowledge of Microsoft’s legal defense.

They way I look at it is this, I am more concerned about one company owning all the TV stations and deciding what gets on TV or not, rather than one company making all theTV themselves. Anti-trust law seems to be only concerned with economic issues and promoting the market position of their own companies. The EU is very positive on Open Source since the EU is a source of Open Source production. Issues of impact on democracy seem to go second and all over Europe people are exposed to information ecosystems controlled by a single company.