Former senator Bob Dole is set to be the figurehead for a new anti-Microsoft lobby group. He will join with formal appeals judge Robert Bork and various IT suppliers this week, to form the 'Project to Promote Competition and Innovation in the Digital Age' (Procomp).
The group, which numbers Netscape, Sun, Oracle, airline reservation giant Sabre and the Software Publishers' Association among its members, will campaign against Microsoft for alleged anticompetitive practices.
Members of the group are mainly traditional Microsoft opponents, but they seek to recruit more allies, and have launched the organisation at a psychological moment - one day before Microsoft fights its latest case against the US Department of Justice, appealing against a preliminary injunction, granted in December, which forced the software giant to offer Windows separately from its IE browser.
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