FT reports main Microsoft critic US$9.75m better off after antitrust settlement with MS

Found via Groklaw reporting on a Financial Times story that Micro$oft paid CCIA US$19.75m as part of an anti-trust settlement, and US$9.75m of that ended up in the pocket of their top official and was approved by the CCIA board.

I guess this explains his statement at the time saying “and for important and pragmatic reasons we are choosing to move on with regard to this matter”, I guess almost US$20 million to your organisation counts as a reason to some people. Never mind the principles, smell the money!

This also probably explains Nokia quiting the CCIA in disgust over the settlement. I wonder why Redhat and OSDL are still members ?