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06.22.11

Agenda-Setting by Microsoft

Posted in Bill Gates, Deception, FUD, GPL, Microsoft, Steve Ballmer at 7:20 pm by Dr. Roy Schestowitz

Summary: Microsoft’s former and existing staff gets around and gets its propaganda spreading

AS MANY top managers leave Microsoft, there are more and more moles for Microsoft to use (Elop for example). It is a very troubling thing. Bill Gates has been doing a lot more damage since he left Microsoft and currently, one of his more troubling moves is patent lobbying. It’s what it takes for Microsoft to survive a few more years, at the expense of its competition, literally. We have done an unofficial headcount around Microsoft and came to the conclusion that the only two core people are left inside Microsoft; those would be Mundie (Microsoft’s convoy to government congregations [1, 2] and to Bilderberg) and Ballmer, whose presence at Microsoft might end soon due to increased pressure.

“Maybe its long-going GPL smear is an attempt at a self-fulfilling prophecy.”It ought to be emphasised once again that for Microsoft managers to truly leave the company they usually must retire. If they don’t, then they merely spread the Microsoft culture to yet another company which they sort of contaminate. We saw that happen inside Amazon, which is now paying Microsoft for Linux (after it had absorbed many top managers from Microsoft). A marketing manager from Microsoft founded a company called Black Duck, which is currently almost the exclusive source claiming the GPL to be on the decline. We keep seeing articles that uncritically repeat those claims that are based on proprietary methods with proprietary data from a single dubious source. Maybe its long-going GPL smear is an attempt at a self-fulfilling prophecy. Watch the Microsoft-sympathetic publications groom Black Duck. Very dangerous. Another such firm which is led by a Microsoft veteran has just created a FOSS blog in order to attract traffic. Little do the visitors know about the GPL hostility from that firm. Be aware of agenda-setting by former Microsoft staff, not just existing personnel. Oh, and by the way, this year too Microsoft’s Craig Mundie, the chief research and strategy officer for the monopolist, will attend the secretive Bilderberg meeting. Maybe he goes there every time just because they make good coffee.

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8 Comments

  1. Needs Sunlight said,

    June 23, 2011 at 4:18 am

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    What is the Bilderberg meeting?

    Dr. Roy Schestowitz Reply:

    Here is what CNN (a conformist source) aired:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6I3sqpRtKUA

  2. twitter said,

    June 24, 2011 at 2:01 pm

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    Here’s a former Microsoft employee in a firm that does medical records software and has been moving in on military hospitals. Microsoft influence in that field is especially troubling because coders at the US Veterans Administration have developed a free and complete Electronic Health Record system calle VistA, which may have been placed in noivce hands recently. Microsoft is interested in medical records for obvious reasons and it is a regulated area of the sort loved by monopolists looking to suck from the public purse.

    Dr. Roy Schestowitz Reply:

    It’s not just that one person. Microsoft has employed enough lobbyists/moles to assure government bailout in case Microsoft goes bankrupt while patients depend on it — a subject I wrote about many times in recent years. And then there’s stuff like this which makes you wonder now that Silverlight is virtually dead:

    http://techrights.org/2008/02/25/death-by-silverlight/

    Also see:

    http://techrights.org/2010/03/08/donna-bea-tillman-as-lobbyist/

    twitter Reply:

    More news about VistA, the VA medical records system. Tiag is a big Microsoft partner. Not only do they lack VistA experience, they also have zero Linux and Unix experience. So, Microsoft partners are shoving dreadful Microsoft EHR onto government hospitals while guarding the free EHR system.

    Dr. Roy Schestowitz Reply:

    Last year someone mailed me evidence about free EHR systems cozying up to Microsoft. I can search for this again.

    twitter Reply:

    I have seen some of them using .NET for clients. The non copyleft nature of VistA has lead to fragmentation and duplication of effort.

    GNUMed does not have this problem, that I know of, but it is not based on VistA.

    Dr. Roy Schestowitz Reply:

    I have seen some of them using .NET for clients.

    Yes, that’s what I was shown.

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