Perhaps you listen to the news from the "old" continent. Microsoft had to pay 500Mil Euro and must split up the media player from Windows XP. This should ensure that competitors can exist on the market. I would name it the “real” punishment.
Nothing customers have any benefit from.
Newspapers and TV news are full of them and mostly they agree with this decision.
But now comes the top of that. Microsoft wants or must or whatever, give away the source code from windows. I am a longlonglong time developer but I had never the need to look in to the source code. Perhaps I want to copy a piece of it yes, but not for every development job. As I understand development, we are coding around black boxes. And never use undocumented internals of any class or object. At the end almost several hundred peoples on the world really needs to look at parts of the source.
I also guess 99,999999% of the Linux user never have take a look at the source code or recompiles there kernel. So what it is good for.?
My opinion is that the EU is using that as kind of tax to increase the budget. On the other hand they spent a part of this budget to support projects to university’s and others which have the goal to support the Linux development.
I do not agree with this EU act.
Purpose only to tell everybody my opinion.