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01.22.07

Microsoft Seeks Experts to Corrupt Wikipedia Information on Open XML

Posted in Deception, Formats, FUD, Microsoft, Office Suites, Open XML, OpenDocument, OpenOffice at 5:59 pm by Dr. Roy Schestowitz

Open XML is an important issue which revolves not only around Microsoft, but also around Novell, who promised to support this so-called ‘standard’ in OpenOffice (see previous stories on this topic). Wait until you hear a little more. Microsoft uses shills to spin the facts.

…I was a little surprised to receive email a couple of days ago from Microsoft saying they wanted to contract someone independent but friendly (me) for a couple of days to provide more balance on Wikipedia concerning ODF/OOXML.

This is not the first incident which involves shilling for what Groklaw calls “Monopoly enabler”.

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4 Comments

  1. Draconishinobi said,

    January 23, 2007 at 3:39 pm

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    Not sure they could do too much harm to wiki. After all, the changes must be accepted before they are posted, and they tend to not allow biased info.

    Other than that, what else can you expect from M$. Spread propaganda, infiltrate, sabotage, destroy, “f’ing kill”, and other wonderful things.

  2. Roy Schestowitz said,

    January 23, 2007 at 4:02 pm

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    Not sure they could do too much harm to wiki. After all, the changes must be accepted before they are posted, and they tend to not allow biased info.

    Jelliffe, however, is among the maintainers/moderators, I think. Let me just have a look at what PJ had to say…

    http://www.groklaw.net/newsitems.php

    “[PJ: Well, well. Out of the closet. So now you will know how to read O'Reilly's XML Blog and Wikipedia entries on ODF/OpenXML, huh? Isn't it sad that Microsoft has to hire people to help them?]”

    I think that the information source that I have in mind is actually my E-mail account — something from the ODF Alliance. I’m fairly sure that they target people with authority rather than some arbitrary volunteer.

  3. Draconishinobi said,

    January 23, 2007 at 9:55 pm

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    Oh … well, I guess my momentary optimism didn’t pay off (as usual) … back to being myself again :)

  4. Roy Schestowitz said,

    January 23, 2007 at 10:10 pm

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    Draconishinobi, here’s a deal. Write lots of comments that expose Novell and we’ll mail you a cheque. But sheesh! Don’t tell anyone.

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