“We will really behave this time, we promise!”
Summary: Mozilla Firefox and other Free/libre Web browsers are discriminated against in Microsoft’s ballot due to yet another “error”
Yesterday we showed that IBM's Rob Weir had pointed out yet another Microsoft ballot error. This is not the first time that Weir spots and/or reports such an issue; he is not alone, either. Just watch the wealth of previous examples found and accumulated in:
- Browser Ballot Critique
- Microsoft’s Fake “Choice” Campaign is Back
- Microsoft Claimed to be Cheating in Web Browsers Ballot
- Microsoft Loses Impact in the Web Despite Unfair Ballot Placements
- Given Choice, Customers Reject Microsoft
- Microsoft is Still Cheating in Browser Ballot — Claim
The latest ballot error (or ‘error’ with scare quotes) is now being confirmed by Microsoft, which will be “kind” enough to address the problem.
But there’s a glitch in its Polish language page, wrote Rob Weir, an ODF (Open Document Format) architect with IBM, who wrote on his personal blog that he was tipped off to a problem.
Microsoft acknowledged the error.
Microsoft keeps talking about “the new Microsoft” or use the above ballot as an example of fairness (it’s not fairness, it’s compliance with the law, which Microsoft is repeatedly failing to comply with). Are any more “oops moments” over Microsoft’s horizon? █
“When people understand what Microsoft is up to, they’re outraged.”