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Microsoft Folks Rewrite ODF’s History and Build Anti-ODF Social Network

Posted in Microsoft, Open XML, OpenDocument, Standard, Wikipedia at 6:46 am by Dr. Roy Schestowitz

Summary: Microsoft’s attempts to shun ODF continue unabated, with endorsers from Microsoft itself

Microsoft has become exceptionally transparent in its anti-ODF activity as of late [1, 2, 3, 4]. It’s not just technical fragmentation of ODF which Microsoft causes [1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7] in order to reduce interoperability. It is actual out-in-the-open smearing of opposition to Microsoft’s proprietary OOXML, which Microsoft has been breaking many laws for.

“Looking at Wikipedia, we mostly see new changes from the usual Microsoft folks, such as edits from Ghettoblaster, from “hAl” ( Albert Zonneveld), and from Alex Brown too (he is strongly pro-Microsoft).”Looking at Wikipedia, we mostly see new changes from the usual Microsoft folks, such as edits from Ghettoblaster, from “hAl” (Albert Zonneveld), and from Alex Brown too (he is strongly pro-Microsoft). Who are they kidding? These changes are not invisible.

At the same time, Microsoft + Ecosystem is founding an “ODF” area from which to smear ODF. Wouter is starting an online pro-Microsoft tribe, but it is more like unprofessional tripe from people who pretend to be dissociated from Microsoft. All the usual Microsoft folks (Alex Brown, Jesper Lund Stocholm and so on) are soon joining. Even prominent Microsoft employees immediately join in. Of course they are joined by their likes, e.g. SharePoint developers. Yes, they are joining places that go under the “ODF” heading. Why the fear? Like the frantic talk about “Linux”? It’s obsessive. Only later some other people join in, probably in attempt to add balance. In response, Rob Weir also jokingly creates an equivalent group for the opposite direction.

Why is Microsoft so afraid of ODF? And why does it still pretend to have befriended ODF? And if it claimed truthfully that “ODF ha[d] truly win”, then why does it spend so much time smearing it with endorsement and encouragement from Microsoft “Technical Evangelists” (paid cheerleaders and conductors of AstroTurfs), even managers like Gray Knowlton? There is no “New Microsoft”.

“Pamela Jones [...] has told Infoworld that Microsoft will be the next SCO Group”


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    June 4, 2009 at 7:05 pm


    The Leopard can’t change it’s spots.

    pcolon Reply:

    Also the hyenas that follow it can’t either.

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