Criticism was obstructed just shortly before this abomination made the news. Novell perhaps learned from the previous situation which had developed back in November 2006, so this time it took control of the ‘malicious’ ‘rioters’, just like a totalitarian regime which jails people for protesting. It gives an illusion of consent.
Novell could not let the truth be told. Yesterday, Aaron Seigo said that Novell had "spammed" him. Just over a year ago, we warned that news about the Microsoft/Novell arrangement is almost bought. It is a much broader issue though, not a Novell-specific one.
We now have the proof we need (it’s in the mailbox). Shame on you, Novell!
You try to manipulate the news, just like Microsoft, so you deserve to be treated like Microsoft. █
“Working behind the scenes to orchestrate “independent” praise of our technology, and damnation of the enemy’s, is a key evangelism function during the Slog. “Independent” analyst’s report should be issued, praising your technology and damning the competitors (or ignoring them). “Independent” consultants should write columns and articles, give conference presentations and moderate stacked panels, all on our behalf (and setting them up as experts in the new technology, available for just $200/hour). “Independent” academic sources should be cultivated and quoted (and research money granted). “Independent” courseware providers should start profiting from their early involvement in our technology. Every possible source of leverage should be sought and turned to our advantage.”
–Microsoft, internal document