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06.21.10

Microsoft Buys Speech Placements in Another Open Source Conference (MOSC, Malaysia)

Posted in Asia, GNU/Linux, Microsoft, Novell at 4:26 am by Dr. Roy Schestowitz

MOSC Malaysia

Summary: Microsoft still uses the language of money to “infiltrate” events of the very same entity it’s competing against and suing

LinuxTag is the latest example of Linux conferences that Microsoft pays in order to subvert [1, 2], by its very own admission. “By injecting Microsoft content into the conference,” explained Microsoft's chief evangelist, “the conference got shut down.”

Microsoft is trying to repel and confuse people in conferences that are about Free/open source software as well. It’s the “in your face!” approach. It’s happening again. The sponsorship has strings attached to it, usually “public engagement” as they call it. Novell is there too, despite being a proprietary software company.

“The sponsorship has strings attached to it, usually “public engagement” as they call it.”Microsoft “infiltrated” (its own word) Malaysia’s open source events last year (MSCOSCONF) and “nsisodiya” from Twitter says: “look at the end of page – Microsoft & Novell are of the sponsors of Malaysia FOSS event

As expected, Microsoft’s sponsorship also gave it some spots in which it can spread its deceitful message while it engages in racketeering [1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7] against open source software.

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3 Comments

  1. Needs Sunlight said,

    June 21, 2010 at 9:27 am

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    In preventing this in the future, it is necessary to look at what is happening now and how it got that way. The blame, if we call it that, should be ladelled out in big scoops to the conference staff who know better but brought in Microsoft to cause trouble anyway.

  2. Needs Sunlight said,

    June 22, 2010 at 4:18 am

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    Since Microsoft partners send their people around to shill and Microsoft’s executives have increased paid student shills, anyone promoting, defending, praising or even taking a soft line on Microsoft products can be dismissed and safely be thrown out on their ear.

    Dr. Roy Schestowitz Reply:

    Yes, MSPs are a real problem too. Microsoft treats its business like a religion.

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