EditorsAbout the SiteComes vs. MicrosoftUsing This Web SiteSite ArchivesCredibility IndexOOXMLOpenDocumentPatentsNovellNews DigestSite NewsRSS

10.30.08

Big in Japan or Notorious in Japan?

Posted in Site News at 7:20 pm by Dr. Roy Schestowitz

SourceForge article

WE CHOSE not to comment on that Linux.com article. This was partly because I implicitly promised Bruce not to give him much flak anymore (and yes, there’s plenty of history there). A few things ought to be noted, however.

The bias of the article aside**, comments attached to the article contain a good deal of libel. Some comments in fact deserve no attention for containing outright lies. Without delving into specifics, it’s worth bearing in mind that a balanced rebuttal could be published here, but it might be viewed as disrespectful towards a few people, including authors of libelous comments. The last comment on the article might be worth a glance though. It summarises a key point using substantiated examples.

“The article bothered never to explain what was wrong with this treasonous deal.”The most unfortunate thing is that the article said almost nothing about the Novell/Microsoft deal. The article bothered never to explain what was wrong with this treasonous deal. It did not strive to educate the reader. Instead, it escaped to some sidal issues like a single published sentence that was taken out of context and described as an “attack”, despite being a polite observation.

Anyway, it’s not worth beating the bushes over this. Let’s carry on. The site’s traffic exceeded 100 gigabytes this month and we continue to grow at a steady pace (each month for the past 12 months showed a climb in page views). Most readers are too shy to comment under the heading “Boycott Novell”, which is a name that Shane chose. Even if you choose to lurk (i.e. remain invisible), your passive participation is greatly appreciated because without readership, there would be no desire to explore and to write.

__
**ITWire published a rebuttal, which is totally uncalled for and independent from us.

Share this post: These icons link to social bookmarking sites where readers can share and discover new web pages.
  • Digg
  • del.icio.us
  • Reddit
  • co.mments
  • DZone
  • email
  • Google Bookmarks
  • LinkedIn
  • NewsVine
  • Print
  • Technorati
  • TwitThis
  • Facebook

If you liked this post, consider subscribing to the RSS feed or join us now at the IRC channels.

Pages that cross-reference this one

20 Comments

  1. G. Michaels said,

    October 30, 2008 at 7:45 pm

    Gravatar

    Most of those comments that seem to support your site (except those from logged-in users of Linux.com with a posting track record) can be safely discarded, considering you openly collaborate with a well-known nymshifter and troll that maintains more than a dozen accounts on Slashdot (and who knows where else), used to disrupt and crapflood discussions between normal users:

    http://slashdot.org/~SockDisclosure/journal/214377

    Aside from this evidence, people should also read your IRC logs, where this active collaboration is plain to see (assuming you don’t decide to ‘lose’ them one of these days), although for some reason you keep claiming he’s “just a reader”. But I guess evidence is only valid when you or your friends provide it.

    Note: writer of this comment adds absolutely nothing but stalking and personal attacks against readers, as documented here.

  2. HarryTuttle said,

    October 31, 2008 at 4:07 am

    Gravatar

    G. Michaels:

    To tell you the real story:
    MS finally has learned that even pushing crap (vista) down forcefully your throat only goes that far: People are willing to vomit the crap up (and downgrade to XP).
    So now they absuletly must win the common minds of the net prior to releasing vista 7, to prevent another publicily built image, that vista 7 = crapware 2.0. They do that by buying into the minds and hearts of the “free bloggers”, as can be seen by a substantial absolut pro review-buzz about vista 7 these days (even console-centric game-sites nothing but praising shit-ware they havent even seen themselves…)

    So the real sad thing to see is YOU discrediting those who try to uncover the real nymshifters at work: MS and their assf**king legions.

    Orwell can see his predictions with Novell/MS-shit at work here: Newspeak at its finest!

  3. HarryTuttle said,

    October 31, 2008 at 4:07 am

    Gravatar

    G. Michaels:

    To tell you the real story:
    MS finally has learned that even pushing crap (vista) down forcefully your throat only goes that far: People are willing to vomit the crap up (and downgrade to XP).
    So now they absuletly must win the common minds of the net prior to releasing vista 7, to prevent another publicily built image, that vista 7 = crapware 2.0. They do that by buying into the minds and hearts of the “free bloggers”, as can be seen by a substantial absolut pro review-buzz about vista 7 these days (even console-centric game-sites nothing but praising shit-ware they havent even seen themselves…)

    So the real sad thing to see is YOU discrediting those who try to uncover the real nymshifters at work: MS and their mother***legions.

    Orwell can see his predictions with Novell/MS-shit at work here: Newspeak at its finest!

  4. Roy Schestowitz said,

    October 31, 2008 at 4:38 am

    Gravatar

    ‘G. Michaels’ just attacks one of the readers, which indicates that attacking the message gets harder.

  5. fivemarks said,

    October 31, 2008 at 6:28 am

    Gravatar

    Roy, it seems you are trying to justify bad practices by saying ‘I suspect the other side is doing to, too…’.

    This has never been a good reason for indulging in black-hat activities. If you have any troll-friends, it would be the right thing to do to tell them to stop, whatever it is they are doing.

  6. Roy Schestowitz said,

    October 31, 2008 at 6:37 am

    Gravatar

    I don’t have “troll-friends” and I am openly /against/ multiple accounts in /any/ site. You already know that, but you appear to have moved your trolling from one site onto another.

  7. Gentoo User said,

    October 31, 2008 at 1:31 pm

    Gravatar

    > I don’t have “troll-friends”

    Here’s your non-friend ‘twitter’ engaging in another round of nymshifting just this morning:

    http://slashdot.org/comments.pl?sid=1014397&cid=25585851

    Even “stick to the topic” and “yes, I know who you are” from other Slashdot users are apparently not a deterrent. Notice the .sig on the ‘westbake’ account to the tune of “I am a name troll”. No trolls here, no sirree.

    twitter continues to actively promote your website with his sockpuppet accounts:

    http://slashdot.org/comments.pl?sid=1013365&cid=25578967

    Should I post a link to the IRC logs where you discuss the promotion of BN and the creation of content for the site with him? I don’t want to have this comment marked as spam because of an excess of links.

    What about his supporting anonymous posts in Linux.com? And it’s not hard to imagine that the rah-rah comments about BN in the ITWire article are probably all posted by him. It’s obviously a hard habit to break, the multiple personality thing.

    Note: comment arrived from a witch hunter that does not even use GNU/Linux.

  8. twitter said,

    October 31, 2008 at 1:55 pm

    Gravatar

    Am I Sam Varghese of ITwire or are you troll(s) full of shit? Oops.

    Silly trolls, collaboration is what BN is all about. Are you here to try and stop that?

  9. Roy Schestowitz said,

    October 31, 2008 at 2:36 pm

    Gravatar

    ‘Gentoo User’,

    All your comments here are off-topic attacks on people (including some libel). Please, go away.

  10. Todd Razuri said,

    October 31, 2008 at 2:46 pm

    Gravatar

    I have to say that it’s a little disheartening to see you prancing around with people like this, Roy. More so when you whip out the “libel” flag in the face of what looks like solid evidence of people associated with BN vandalizing other websites.

  11. Roy Schestowitz said,

    October 31, 2008 at 3:06 pm

    Gravatar

    The “libel” part is the suggestion that I somehow control what other people do. I don’t.

  12. G. Michaels said,

    October 31, 2008 at 3:28 pm

    Gravatar

    @Roy: You’ve tried, convicted and executed (so to speak) a lot of people on far less evidence than that. Your “Credibility Index” should be updated to include BoycottNovell. What score would you give yourself now?

    And all twitter has apparently are playground insults, off-context links and “this is a holy crusade, all tactics are acceptable and you work for M$” insinuations.

    Note: writer of this comment adds absolutely nothing but stalking and personal attacks against readers, as documented here.

  13. Roy Schestowitz said,

    October 31, 2008 at 3:30 pm

    Gravatar

    Shane and I write BN. Not anybody else, so quit associating the site with people whom you hate enough to stalk.

  14. G. Michaels said,

    October 31, 2008 at 3:42 pm

    Gravatar

    http://boycottnovell.com/2008/10/25/irc-log-25102008/

    twitter hi ho
    schestowitz Coming tomorrow: Microsoft’s ‘reality check’ financial report.
    twitter I think I’ll write a summary of the case against Novell. Sort of an introduction. It should not be too hard
    because all the work has already been done.
    schestowitz Please do.
    schestowitz Some people ask for it… even in Linux.com
    twitter Give me a day or two and I’ll have it.
    schestowitz Although books are a thing of the past, a book could be composed about it too.
    twitter We can bounce it back and forth, get it nice and concise.
    schestowitz I already have summaries.
    schestowitz Not up to date though
    twitter Sure, I’ll look around and string them into a quickie. Something to frame M$’s pervasive influence and
    behavior and how that is all exhibited in the Novell deal.
    schestowitz People don’t read though.
    schestowitz They view pictures and big fonts.
    twitter That’s why I’ll make it short, using lots of links. I don’t have to explain why software patents suck because
    RMS has done it very well.
    twitter The most important parts come from M$ and Novell executives. Their own words reveal what they are doing.
    schestowitz Yes

    Coupled with constant “this and that recommended|mentioned|etc by reader X or Y” lines used in your posts, I’d say you’re grasping at straws here.

    And I see this twitter person has you all sold on the the ‘hate’ angle. Everyone hates him, apparently. Anyone who disagrees with him hates him and everything he likes. And he hates everyone and everything. Hate, hate, hate. And the hilarity of ‘they hate Slashdot’ while operating two dozen accounts there, of course. Have you noticed he claims he creates accounts because he has been unfairly modded down, but suddenly decides he has important business elsewhere when someone points to his shill threads?

    Note: writer of this comment adds absolutely nothing but stalking and personal attacks against readers, as documented here.

  15. Roy Schestowitz said,

    October 31, 2008 at 3:47 pm

    Gravatar

    The correspondence you paste here shows nothing. What I posted about Microsoft was my own work and unless it states “reader’s post”, then the post is by me. You’re grasping onto straws.

    IRC is an open discussion by readers. There is no kicking and no discrimination.

  16. Gentoo User said,

    October 31, 2008 at 3:55 pm

    Gravatar

    *shrug* It’s your web site.

    Note: comment arrived from a witch hunter that does not even use GNU/Linux.

  17. Roy Schestowitz said,

    October 31, 2008 at 3:58 pm

    Gravatar

    Shane’s too. He is against censorship of any kind.

  18. twitter said,

    November 1, 2008 at 10:22 am

    Gravatar

    “suddenly decides he has important business elsewhere when someone points to his shill threads?”

    That’s generally when all of my accounts are out of comments. Your censorship has been effective like that but it just goes to show the all out nature of your attack and it’s failure. You have wanted to run me off of Slashdot for years, but I’m still there and looked on well enough to be carried on the front page. Your games and libel have been ineffective.

  19. G. Michaels said,

    December 4, 2008 at 7:11 pm

    Gravatar

    That’s generally when all of my accounts are out of comments.

    Oh really? Can you explain this then? Or this? Were you by any chance planning on replying to yourself that way with the same account, but it just sort of ran out of comments or whatever?

    Your censorship has been effective like that

    My censorship? You don’t even know who I am on Slashdot. And as much as you would like to dream on, I’m not any of the people who normally reply to you to correct your lies and flamebait. I think I’ve posted maybe two replies to posts of yours on Slashdot, including one time when you petulantly called me a troll because I corrected something stupid you said about Windows. Of course, to you that means I must work for Microsoft, since I don’t lie about them or hate them with the same sincere abandon as you.

    The Slashdot community thinks you are a pox on them, and that’s why you have 14 accounts that post below the default karma level. It’s really that simple. If you really believe otherwise, I suggest you contact Rob Malda and tell him that I’ve successfully subverted his web site. Don’t forget to mention you have 14 accounts :)

    You have wanted to run me off of Slashdot for years

    Oh, I see. You’re just deeply embarrassed by the fact that so many people loathe you, so you see everyone that disagrees with you as one large amorphous mass of “trolls”. Got it. You know, I think that’s a disease, and I’m pretty sure there’s even a name for it in the annals of psychiatry.

    looked on well enough to be carried on the front page

    I suspect that has absolutely nothing to do with how well you’re “looked on”.

    Note: writer of this comment adds absolutely nothing but stalking and personal attacks against readers, as documented here.

  20. Roy Schestowitz said,

    December 4, 2008 at 7:23 pm

    Gravatar

    Take your fights somewhere else, please.

What Else is New


  1. Links 23/5/2015: Fedora 22 to May 26th, Netflix in SteamOS

    Links for the day



  2. The Patents Production 'Industry' (Patent Lawyers) Still Fights Hard to Salvage Software Patents

    A review of recent writings about software patents and patents on business methods in the United States, demonstrating that patent lawyers have gotten very vocal and sneaky (trying to evade the rules)



  3. Patents as a Marketing Strategy: USPTO Now Part of the Advertising Industry

    The existence of publicity patents, or patents whose sole purpose is to advertise some products, serves to discredit the US patent office, which was originally set up to promote science and technology



  4. Microsoft Blackmails and Extorts British Politicians Over Open Standards and Free Software-Leaning Policies

    Microsoft's digital imperialism in the UK getting defended using blackmail, reminding a lot of Brits that Microsoft is just as evil as ever before



  5. Microsoft Gives Another Bug a Name, This Time Logjam™

    The Microsoft crowd is good only at marketing, even when it comes to small bugs in software



  6. Links 22/5/2015: Fedora 22 Final Release is Near, Canonical IPO Considered

    Links for the day



  7. More Utter Shame Unveiled at Battistelli's EPO: Intimidation Tactics With Help From 'Control Risks'

    The unaccountable thugs who run the EPO have hired London-based spooks to help silence their opposition and their critics



  8. GNU/Linux Still Under Attack From Apple and Microsoft, Patents Remain the Weapon of Choice

    A timely reminder of the importance of patent matters, for they are being used to eliminate the zero-cost advantage of Free/libre software and make it more proprietary, privacy-infringing, and user-hostile (as a result of blackmail)



  9. Gartner Group and NASSCOM: Will Lie for FUD, on Behalf of Microsoft and Proprietary Software

    Some of the latest arguments against Free/libre software turn out to be arriving from couriers of Microsoft and its agenda



  10. Windows is a Franchise in Demise, Don't Believe the Hype

    Ongoing propaganda about Vista 10, 'cloud', and other buzzwords or brands are put in perspective



  11. Links 21/5/2015: Fedora 22 RC2, CERN Chooses OpenStack

    Links for the day



  12. Microsoft is Again Showing Its Hatred of Free/Open Source Software by Lobbying the Indian Government to Drop a Rational National Policy

    Microsoft decides to attack Free/Open Source software (FOSS) in India, where the corporate media is very much complicit in misleading the public



  13. Links 20/5/2015: Containers, OpenStack, and EXT4 Corruption

    Links for the day



  14. The PATENT Act, Distraction of Trolls, and Lobbying for Software Patents by Protectionists

    Only large corporations and their lawyers are able to formally change the US patent system through public officials and politicians, despite recent rulings from very high courts



  15. Corporate Media and Friends of Microsoft Are Still Lying About the Cost of Vista 10

    In a desperate effort to beat operating systems that are Free (libre) and free (gratis), such as GNU/Linux or Android, Microsoft shores up the illusion of 'free' (gratis) Windows



  16. Links 19/5/2015: Linux 4.1 RC4, Thunderbird 31.7.0, OpenStack Event

    Links for the day



  17. Links 18/5/2015: Russia Chooses Jolla, Many New Distro Releases, Meizu Devices

    Links for the day



  18. Even Converting an Image to Greyscale is Now a Patent

    Simple mathematics becoming patented as Fujifilm claims 'ownership' of photographic conversion to greyscale



  19. Grooming of the World's Biggest Patent Troll, Nathan Myhrvold of Microsoft and Intellectual Ventures

    UCLA and Microsoft-linked media are framing big thugs as heroes, doing a great disservice to both academia and journalism



  20. The EPO's Fight to Bring Software Patents Into Europe is One Step Closer to a 'Victory' (for Multinationals)

    Opposition to the Unified Patent Court (UPC) is being crushed and Italy is one of the latest actors to have fallen in the battle



  21. Microsoft's 'Former' Staff Continues With His Anti-Google Rhetoric at CBS

    A Microsoft intern, who has moved on to journalism, is still showing his affinity for Microsoft with apologetics and spin



  22. More of Microsoft's False Claims About Cost of Vista 10 and More Layoffs

    Vista 10 is still being marketed using lies and Microsoft may be going down the same route as Nokia



  23. Microsoft Remotely Bricks -- Intentionally -- Xbox One

    Microsoft is showing off its kill switches, kills consoles of people whom it doesn't like



  24. IRC Proceedings: May 3rd - May 16th, 2015

    Many IRC logs



  25. Links 17/5/2015: NuTyX Saravane 15.05, Panasonic and Firefox OS

    Links for the day



  26. Links 16/5/2015: MAME Free Software. Rust 1.0, New Wine

    Links for the day



  27. Links 15/5/2015: GNOME 3.16.2, GNU Guix 0.8.2

    Links for the day



  28. Links 15/5/2015: Skrooge Releases, Linux 3.14.42, Linux 3.10.78

    Links for the day



  29. "VENOM" FUD Attack -- Like "Heartbleed" FUD Attack -- Linked to Microsoft

    Why CrowdStrike™ is motivated to smear Free software and establish a stigma of insecurity in Free software-based virtual machines/'clouds'



  30. Spinning Microsoft's Inability to Sell Windows (or Office) as a Strength

    The 'cloud' mindset, which is promoted by surveillance fanatics, increasingly used to pretend that Microsoft has a bright future, despite declining sales


CoPilotCo

RSS 64x64RSS Feed: subscribe to the RSS feed for regular updates

Home iconSite Wiki: You can improve this site by helping the extension of the site's content

Home iconSite Home: Background about the site and some key features in the front page

Chat iconIRC Channel: Come and chat with us in real time

CoPilotCo

Recent Posts