Feeds

Intel breaching spirit of FTC deal already?

Depends if you reckon the FTC Order is technical info it's impeding dissemination of...

  • alert
  • submit to reddit

Top 5 reasons to deploy VMware with Tegile

Intel VP Pat Gelsinger was asked at his CeBIT presentation this morning about the FTC deal. He said he was happy that it was settled, and he didn't "believe Intel would change its behaviour in the market." But perhaps just a little bit of change in behaviour might be advisable, under the circumstances. The Register reported yesterday that Intel must "take no steps to impede, alter, suspend, or withhold advance technical information" for reasons related to an intellectual property dispute, but already Intel is ignoring the spirit of the agreement it would appear. We recall a Mr. Bill Gates of Microsoft making claims similar to those Gunslinger is making now, after the 1994 agreement to a consent decree, and look at what happened. Although the Intel Order is not yet fully in force, it will require Intel to display the text of the Order on its developer.intel.com page, but this morning only an Intel PR puff about the 8 March agreement was found. Diligent search down four levels down www.intel.com does reveal a PDF version of the Order. The Order also says that officers and directors must be given a copy of the Order within ten days of appointment. It would perhaps be a good idea for Intel to tell its VPs about this if it does not wish to follow Microsoft along the path to doom. ®

Internet Security Threat Report 2014

More from The Register

next story
BIG FAT Lies: Porky Pies about obesity
What really shortens lives? Reading this sort of crap in the papers
Assange™ slumps back on Ecuador's sofa after detention appeal binned
Swedish court rules there's 'great risk' WikiLeaker will dodge prosecution
You think the CLOUD's insecure? It's BETTER than UK.GOV's DATA CENTRES
We don't even know where some of them ARE – Maude
NSA mass spying reform KILLED by US Senators
Democrats needed just TWO more votes to keep alive bill reining in some surveillance
prev story

Whitepapers

Choosing cloud Backup services
Demystify how you can address your data protection needs in your small- to medium-sized business and select the best online backup service to meet your needs.
Forging a new future with identity relationship management
Learn about ForgeRock's next generation IRM platform and how it is designed to empower CEOS's and enterprises to engage with consumers.
Seattle children’s accelerates Citrix login times by 500% with cross-tier insight
Seattle Children’s is a leading research hospital with a large and growing Citrix XenDesktop deployment. See how they used ExtraHop to accelerate launch times.
5 critical considerations for enterprise cloud backup
Key considerations when evaluating cloud backup solutions to ensure adequate protection security and availability of enterprise data.
High Performance for All
While HPC is not new, it has traditionally been seen as a specialist area – is it now geared up to meet more mainstream requirements?