06.01.09

Microsoft Starts Attacking the ODF Alliance, Sends Paid Wikipedia Editors to ODF Article (Updated)

Posted in FUD, Microsoft, OpenDocument, Standard, Wikipedia at 6:22 am by Dr. Roy Schestowitz

Steve Ballmer on ODF

Summary: Microsoft — as a group of people — resorts to shooting down all opposition to its subversion of ODF interoperability while Rick Jelliffe, who makes a living from Microsoft contracts, changes Wikipedia to reflect on Microsoft’s convictions

YESTERDAY we saw a Microsoft Most Valuable Professional attacking ODF while joined by a Microsoft "Technical Evangelist" and familiar Microsoft cronies [1, 2, 3]. They are all employees or appendages to this company and they are paid for this in all sorts of ways.

Things intensify even further today. Microsoft folks start discrediting the ODF Alliance. Where does it come from? A Microsoft Most Valuable Professional (see the sidebar) and part of the “Microsoft Regional Director Program”. What a surprise.

“Where does it come from? A Microsoft Most Valuable Professional (see the sidebar) and part of the “Microsoft Regional Director Program”.”Rick Jelliffe, to whom Microsoft offered money to edit Wikipedia, is now tilting the article about OpenDocument in Microsoft’s favour. Here are today’s edits from him [1, 2, 3, 4]. He is joined joined by at least a couple of edits today from another known shill, Albert Zonneveld (aka "hAl").

Microsoft hates ODF and it is trying to destroy it [1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7]. But it never does such things directly, by its very own admission.

“It could be argued that Microsoft’s unethical Technology Evangelism (TE) practices are “old news”—i.e., that Microsoft stopped using these questionable TE practices long ago. This is very unlikely to be the case, for at least three reasons.”

James Plamondon, former Microsoft shill (aka ‘Technology Evangelist’)

Update: First thing in the morning we also find no less than 6 edits [1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6] from a pro-Microsoft user who goes by the name “Ghettoblaster“. We have previously shown that this is likely a Microsoft person of some kind.

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2 Comments

  1. Matt said,

    June 8, 2009 at 2:08 pm

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    holy crap, all those changes got snuck through so far

    I still see them up

    Roy Schestowitz Reply:

    Yes, it quieted down at the middle of last week after Microsoft had stormed it.

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