Free Software Foundation Europe vs. Microsoft
There's an article about FSFE saying there's not much support from the IT industry for European Commision in its case against Microsoft even though it is in the industry's interest to keep a healthy market (to which Microsoft's behavior is obviously a threat).
Greve said that despite the importance of the antitrust case in establishing the bounds of acceptable behaviour in the IT industry, the FSFE has been one of the few organisations that has helped the Commission.
"I only hope that more companies will help us defending their interests in this — to this date, FSFE has received virtually no support for this case from the industry. Consequently, all the credit belongs to the free software community, including in particular the Fellows of the FSFE."
Now why is this interesting to me? Because I see kind of an irony in all this. Here's an organization that has once been (and still many times is) criticized and mocked as "crusading" some kind of extremist ideology that is anti-economical being almost the only organization defending the actual free market, while those who should be concerned are, so to say, sleeping. How anti-economical is that?
Now, why do you think is it that not many other organization haven't supported EC and FSFE in this case? Is it that they're just not interested (which would of course be very ignorant) or they're just one way or another "in bed" with MS or just too afraid of it to jump on the case against it, or is it something else?