A federal judge said on Wednesday, the software giant Microsoft in the implementation of a important antitrust act when the settlement agreement is too slow.
The United States district judge Colleen Kollar-Kotelly says, "this needs to be executed." She mentioned is a help Microsoft's potential competitors can more fair competition with Microsoft's plan.
Government lawyers in a hearing, said that Microsoft will Troika plan of the execution time back more than a year. The program is designed to make sure to make the Microsoft Windows operating system technical data of the company can get accurate permission of the material.
As part of an agreement reached with the government, Microsoft is asked for permission to other companies to use its technology data. Antitrust agencies hope that competitors can develop in Windows operating system running smoothly in the software.
The U.S. justice department lawyers say, Microsoft has in January 2005 said it will accomplished within a year, but the plan last month said to in October 2006 to complete.
The justice department in a report submitted to the judge says, "though completion date was delayed, but it could still be difficult to achieve, because Microsoft still faces great technology and the concept problems remain to be solved."
Microsoft lawyers representing the sex, said to the judge, the humen Microsoft is to complete the plan for hard, but he says the company "underestimate the difficulties with the required time".
But the judge dismissed his explanation, said "has dragged so long, this is no longer a good excuse."