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”