CNET: German government sceptical of Microsoft’s Palladium

In what appears to be the first time a nation has criticized the technology, Germany’s Ministry of Economics and Labor said in a letter to the Bundestag, or parliament, that widespread adoption of Palladium raises the “danger that applications of software for new high-security PCs require a license by Microsoft, resulting in high costs.” The Nov. 26 letter was a response to queries from members of the conservative Christian Democratic Union party.

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