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11.23.08

Visvesvaraya Technological University Sells Out, ‘Sells’ Children to Microsoft

Posted in Asia, Boycott Novell, Microsoft at 9:21 am by Dr. Roy Schestowitz

“People get the government their behavior deserves. People deserve better than that.”

Richard Stallman

ANIVAR reports that a lot of Indian outlets (papers, magazines and everything) have taken note of the Boycott Novell protest [1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6] and are now covering this widely all across the nation. But just around the same time that the 'Open' University is named and slammed for promoting non-Open and non-Free software, the same thing happens in India, where Microsoft is trying to catch children while they are young. The amazing thing is that seniors permit this to happen.

The Visvesvaraya Technological University (VTU) and Microsoft Corporation, U.S., will partner in curriculum development programmes, students’ projects, continuing education, research and development.

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Microsoft will offer many products such as Visual Studio 2008, Professional Edition, Visual C++ 2008 Express Edition, Visual Basic 2008 Express Edition, Visual Web Developer 2008 Express Edition and also platform resources such as SQL Server 2008 Developer Edition, SQL Server Express Windows Server and Standard Edition (both 2003 and 2008) for every technically-inclined student.

That’s a last resort to Microsoft, but those who allow this to carry on do more damage to the children than they help them.

Let them eat Vista

Further reading:

  1. Bill Gates’ Retirement Merely a Political Lock-in Crusade
  2. Microsoft ‘Buys’ Dubai Away from GNU/Linux, Calls it “Charity”; Paris Also?
  3. OOXML Sins and “Charity” Against GNU/Linux
  4. It’s Not Dumping Because They Call it “Charity”
  5. Boosting Windows Vista Sales Using AIDS
  6. “Let Them Eat Vista…”
  7. Mysterious New Moves in the Gates Foundation
  8. Microsoft Carries on Dumping to Make Its Products a ‘Standard’
  9. The Takeaways from the Giveaways
  10. Microsoft Must Be Absolutely Terrified
  11. More “Independent” Studies… Against GNU/Linux
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2 Comments

  1. senthil said,

    November 24, 2008 at 7:29 am

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    http://bangalore.gnu.org.in/index.php/Campaigns:VTU-MS_Curriculum_tie_up

    we are doign a awareness campaign in blr..

    thanks
    senthil

  2. Roy Schestowitz said,

    November 24, 2008 at 7:34 am

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    Explain to people that public institutions must not become “training camps” for abusive foreign monopolists which seek to loot India in the long term.

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