The US Department of Justice is looking to expand its case against Microsoft by calling executives from Sun Microsystems and Apple Computer as witnesses against it.
James Gosling, one of the creators of Sun's Java technology, has been a witness in another suit against Microsoft, bought by Sun over claims that Microsoft attempted to create a competing version of Java which was designed to work better with Windows.
Avadis Tevanian, from Apple, is expected to testify about Microsoft's alleged efforts to persuade Apple to keep its QuickTime multimedia software out of the Windows market.
Microsoft has slammed the government's tactics, claiming it is trying to rewrite its case, as it fears it will lose if it sticks to its original argument. The DoJ was initially mainly focused on allegations that Microsoft was using the dominence of its Windows operating system to control the Internet browser market.
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