Matt Warren has a very thoughtful piece regarding the current EU rulings against Microsoft. I replied to his posting but would like to repost it here -
Keep in mind that the anti-Microsoft decision came from the EU's judicial system - a "country" which is still having a very difficult time formulating a constitution and they call themselves a democracy!
Regarding EU's own software - there is the huge monster system called SAP which is in need of an aenama and there's Linux which is a ripped-off version of Unix/Xinu that was freely available in educational institutions back in the 70s and 80s.
So much for EU innovation.