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01.10.09

Microsoft EDGI: How It Works

Posted in Antitrust, Microsoft, Windows at 8:07 am by Dr. Roy Schestowitz

A highly confidential Microsoft memo reveals:

EDGI diagram

From Comes vs Microsoft (exhibit px09683) [PDF], soon to be posted as text.

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2 Comments

  1. Needs Sunlight said,

    January 10, 2009 at 10:54 am

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    Thanks! Clarification helps.

    This last week I forwarded px09683 and px09644 to one of the people who was working for a city government that got torpedoed by M$. There may have been additional, and probably illegal, activities in that town, but px09683 showed where the sudden price drop came from. The dates even matched. The realization of what really happened behind the scenes came like a splash of cold water to the face.

    Nowadays that person is working at a national level and knows the deal. I don’t expect they will allow any chance of being sucker punched by M$ again, not even with the assistance of GNOME/Mono…

  2. Roy Schestowitz said,

    January 10, 2009 at 10:58 am

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    People should take a careful look at these lists and tables (with deployments named), then consider doing what Quebecans did in August.

    Quebec government sued for buying Microsoft software

    Quebec’s open-source software association is suing the provincial government, saying it is giving preferential treatment to Microsoft Corp. by buying the company’s products rather than using free alternatives.

    The lawsuit by Facil was lodged with the Quebec Superior Court on July 15 and made public on Wednesday. In it, the group says the provincial government has refused to entertain competing bids from all software providers, opting instead to supply public-sector departments with products bought from proprietary vendors such as Microsoft and Oracle Corp.

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