Microsoft Implementation of European Commission Decision

Published: December 22, 2004

Microsoft Workgroup Server Protocol Program

Microsoft has designed the Workgroup Server Protocol Program (WSPP) to meet the obligation to make protocol technology available to relevant undertakings and allow the use of its technology in the manner required by the European Commission’s Decision issued on 24 March 2004 (Decision). In this regard, Microsoft has established a patent licensing program in consultation with the Commission. In addition, Microsoft is committed to working constructively and in a spirit of good faith to craft appropriate royalties and licenses that may depart from programmatic offerings in order to address the needs of particular undertakings.

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Microsoft Windows Versions Without Windows Media Player Technologies

Microsoft will also comply with the European Commission direction to release versions of Microsoft Windows in Europe that do not include Windows Media Player.