Microsoft fines OK'd by European Union countries for ongoing anti-trust violations

An article by Gavin Clarke in The Register discusses the fact that the European Union's 25 member countries have, according to reports, unanimously found Microsoft guilty of non-compliance with the commission's landmark 2004 anti-trust ruling.

I find it frustrating that we are still having to lobby governments of all levels, including school boards, to support alternative software from vendors who are not guilty of breaking the law as many times and in as many countries as Microsoft. What exactly does this teach our students: That crime not only pays, but gets you a priviledged position in the school boards?