Microsoft have lost against EU in a trial for monopoly abuse. Liberation has an article (fr) as well as the Register "European court to rule on MS sanctions" and ''MS loses Europe appeal, will ship WMP-free Windows version'' (en). Basically, Microsoft will have to unbundle Windows Media Player and will have to provide information for interoperability with other operating system. They could not provide the deep prejudice that this ruling would make them, so they have been confirmed by court.

Consequence, they have to release a new Windows version without WMP, until the end of the appeal that may or may not confirm this.

In the same, Poland said no to submarine vote for Software Patent (The Register).