Stritter Completes Microsoft Overview Committee

Panel, which will have access to Microsoft's source code, charged with enforcing software giant's court-ordered antitrust compliance.


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Computer scientist Edward Stritter has been nominated to serve as the third and final person to serve on the overview committee charged with enforcing Microsoft's 2001 court-ordered antitrust compliance. The committee's primary responsibility is to deal with complaints from competitors that Microsoft isn't complying with the terms of the settlement.

Along with Stritter, the Justice Dept. has named software industry executive Harry Saal and former Microsoft executive Franklin Fite, Jr., to serve on the committee. All three nominees must be approved by U.S. District Judge Colleen Kollar-Ketelly, the Washington, D.C.-based judge who presided over much of the case.

Each member of the panel is appointed for 30 months and will work from Microsoft's Redmond, Wash., headquarters. The committee is authorized to have access to Microsoft's source code and to interview any Microsoft personnel.

Stritter is an angel investor in wireless Internet projects and previously served as the chief architect for the 6800 processor at Motorola. He also help found MIPS Computer, which was acquired by Silicon Graphics in 1992.

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