EU Tech Group Joins EC’s Anti-Microsoft Browser Inquiry

The European Commission has accepted the European Committee for Interoperable Systems (ECIS) – a tech group representing IBM, Adobe (NSDQ: ADBE), RealNetworks (NSDQ: RNWK) and others – as a third party in its antitrust case against Microsoft’s Windows web browser tying.

ECIS spokesperson Thomas Vinje (a partner at legal firm Clifford Chance), in the release: “This is an important case to ensure that browsers can compete on the merits and that consumers have a true choice in the software they use to access the world wide web. Smaller, more innovative browser developers need a level playing field. That is why there is such broad support for the commission