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12.20.08

How Microsoft Intercepts Critics Using Libel

Posted in Deception, Fraud, IBM, Microsoft, Open XML, SCO at 10:52 am by Dr. Roy Schestowitz

Groklaw set up by IBM, said Microsoft executive

Sad clown

SOME months ago, at the very peak of the OOXML corruptions, we missed quite an important post that not only reveals more about the relationship between Microsoft and Jan van den Beld [1, 2, 3, 4, 5] but also shows Microsoft’s Jason Matusow accusing Groklaw of being an IBM front. This would not be the first time that Jason Matusow lies and insults people's intelligence. Maybe it’s some sort of an internal ‘joke’ at Microsoft that Groklaw is affiliated with IBM and maybe they actually try to believe it when they tell people not to read Groklaw and that Groklaw is not reliable. SCO et al used the same tactics and even trolled the Web site in attempt to ruin its reputation or message (before a comments moderation policy was adopted). Watch the comments on this Matusow post:

The complaints keep rolling in on Groklaw about the outcome from Open XML. ***UPDATE #2: I went out to dinner and have been thinking a great deal about this. I do hold an opinion on this, but I think it is reasonable that people who read my blog expect me to be careful with my assertions. For that reason, I retract this statement.***Strange that a website setup by IBM to fight a proxy war during the SCO case would be so focused on the Open XML discussion today. But that is for another day. ***UPDATE: Concern has been raised in the comments of this blog about my assertion of Groklaw and its contents. My assertion in the preeceeding paragraph is my opinion – take it or leave it a face value please.***

This strikeout (omission) only came after people like Andy Updegrove had complained. According to Microsoft’s attitude, all opinions and assessments must be paid for. Well, that’s the Microsoft Mentality™ because those who support Microsoft typically do it for money [1, 2, 3] and they totally lack a sense of ethics. Who would voluntarily support an abusive monopoly?

So Jason, who is ‘funding’ Boycott Novell? How do Microsoft and its cronies attempt to dismiss critics as a source of information? Should people only rely on Gates/Microsoft-owned press, Microsoft blogs, and Microsoft-derived press releases for daily doses of (dis)information and marketing?

“…Microsoft wished to promote SCO and its pending lawsuit against IBM and the Linux operating system. But Microsoft did not want to be seen as attacking IBM or Linux.”

Larry Goldfarb, Baystar, key investor in SCO

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