Micro$oft Monitor

Published by NetAction Issue No. 13 October 7, 1997
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Appraising Micro$oft Conference
About Micro$oft Monitor

Appraising Micro$oft Conference

Ralph Nader is hosting a two-day conference next month to examine Microsoft and the implications of its market power. The conference, entitled "Appraising Microsoft and Its Global Strategies," will be a forum for industry leaders, academics, writers, consumer activists, and government officials to discuss and debate Microsoft's business activities and their implications for society.

The conference will take place on November 13 and 14 at the Omni Shoreham Hotel in Washington, D.C. Registration information is on the Web at: http://www.essential.org/appraising/microsoft/

There is also a link to the registration information on the NetAction site: http://www.netaction.org

In addition to Nader, confirmed speakers include Scott McNealy, CEO of Sun Microsystems, Roberta Katz, General Counsel of Netscape Communications, and Christine Varney, formerly a commissioner with the Federal Trade Commission. A complete list of speakers and the preliminary agenda is on the Web site, along with Nader's letter inviting Microsoft CEO Bill Gates and Vice President Al Gore to participate in the conference. Neither Gates nor Gore has indicated they will attend, however.

If you're concerned about Microsoft, this conference is a unique opportunity to join in a dialog with individuals from a wide range of disciplines and interests who share similar concerns.

About The Micro$oft Monitor

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