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02.19.09

Microsoft’s Anti-GNU/Linux Fund (EDGI) Gets New Leadership

Posted in Finance, GNU/Linux, Microsoft at 10:40 am by Dr. Roy Schestowitz

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FOR THE uninitiated who are not already familiar with EDGI, here is required reading, based on Microsoft’s internal communication:

One of the leaders behind this anti-competitive strategy is still doing legwork around the world. Microsoft is still recruiting additional anti-GNU/Linux strategists as well, despite the layoffs. This brings us to the news.

Mary Jo Foley is skilled at spotting the movement of people in and out of Microsoft. She has just spotted a change and identified people in one of Microsoft’s most ruthless of divisions, which is disguised as “philanthropist” in a very Orwellian fashion (meaning the opposite of what it really is).

Microsoft Unlimited Potential team gets a new chief

[...]

The Unlimited Potential team is the group that pioneered Windows Starter Edition, FlexGo licensing, StartKey and other products and projects aimed at bringing Microsoft technology to individuals in developing nations. It is also the team that has worked with the One Laptop per Child (OLPC) initiative to get Windows on XO laptops.

It’s nice of her to mention OLPC because it’s utterly disgusting what Microsoft did to OLPC for self gain, as confidential documents reveal. Real people are hurt by this behaviour, but Microsoft’s shareholders up in the high hills might be happy.

Another former leader/candidate of the Unlimited Potential team (Will Poole) keeps busy elsewhere. Sometimes it’s easier to help Microsoft from the outside.

They all think about the children… but not necessarily the children's welfare as much as their wealth which can be taken away in the future when they’re all grown up [1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13].

“Linux infestations are being uncovered in many of our large accounts as part of the escalation engagements.”

Microsoft Confidential

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