Heads of Patent Offices Are Immune to Coronavirus

Posted in Europe, Microsoft, Patents at 1:00 am by Dr. Roy Schestowitz

No Masks, Microsoft Vidal (Kathi Vidal)? COVID “minimiser” or “denier”?

New temporary backup option to help ease transition to DOCX
Microsoft’s ‘turn’ [1, 2] to run the Office? And impose DOCX on everybody? It is a proprietary format of proprietary software (Microsoft Office). “OOXML is not actually used by Microsoft Office,” an associate explains, and “no one actually uses [it], not even Microsoft itself, [so] implying that OOXML is in use or that DOCX is a single format is misleading at best”; the Office (USPTO) pushes people into Microsoft Office — a sordid array of Microsoft vendor lock-in.

Summary: The overconfident chiefs of the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) and EPO might love speaking about COVID-19 (in relation to patents), but they do not take it seriously themselves

“Just got an e-mail linking to this big long blog from Microsoft Vidal,” a reader has told us. “They’re trying to make it look like she “hit the ground running,” as they say in America. Running the world, calling in IP [sic] people from around the world to her table. Everybody is wearing masks, except Microsoft Vidal and the man opposite her. Maybe he’s from China, and it’s an adversary/power-type thing.”

We’re long noticed the same from António Campinos (chronic mask rejection; we did a couple of memes about it earlier this week). Maybe there’s nothing to it, but here we go…

Just getting started

Blog by Kathi Vidal, Under Secretary of Commerce for Intellectual Property and Director of the USPTO

USPTO meeting
On World IP [sic] Day on April 26, Director Vidal met with representatives from the World Intellectual Property Organization, including Director General Daren Tang and Deputy Director Lisa Jorgenson (Photo by Jay Premack/USPTO)

So much confidence! “World IP [sic] Day” is a PR ploy.

EPO queen
We know who runs the show (Team Battistelli)


Microsoft GitHub Exposé — Part XX — Entering Phase II

Posted in Deception, Microsoft, Mono at 8:57 am by Dr. Roy Schestowitz

Series parts:

  1. Microsoft GitHub Exposé — Part I — Inside a Den of Corruption and Misogynists
  2. Microsoft GitHub Exposé — Part II — The Campaign Against GPL Compliance and War on Copyleft Enforcement
  3. Microsoft GitHub Exposé — Part III — A Story of Plagiarism and Likely Securities Fraud
  4. Microsoft GitHub Exposé — Part IV — Mr. MobileCoin: From Mono to Plagiarism… and to Unprecedented GPL Violations at GitHub (Microsoft)
  5. Microsoft GitHub Exposé — Part V — Why Nat Friedman is Leaving GitHub
  6. Microsoft GitHub Exposé — Part VI — The Media Has Mischaracterised Nat Friedman’s Departure (Effective Now)
  7. Microsoft GitHub Exposé — Part VII — Nat Friedman, as GitHub CEO, Had a Plan of Defrauding Microsoft Shareholders
  8. Microsoft GitHub Exposé — Part VIII — Mr. Graveley’s Long Career Serving Microsoft’s Agenda (Before Hiring by Microsoft to Work on GitHub’s GPL Violations Machine)
  9. Microsoft GitHub Exposé — Part IX — Microsoft’s Chief Architect of GitHub Copilot Sought to be Arrested One Day After Techrights Article About Him
  10. Microsoft GitHub Exposé — Part X — Connections to the Mass Surveillance Industry (and the Surveillance State)
  11. Microsoft GitHub Exposé — Part XI — Violence Against Women
  12. Microsoft GitHub Exposé — Part XII — Life of Disorderly Conduct and Lust
  13. Microsoft GitHub Exposé — Part XIII — Nihilistic Death Cults With Substance Abuse and Sick Kinks
  14. Microsoft GitHub Exposé — Part XIV — Gaslighting Victims of Sexual Abuse and Violence
  15. Microsoft GitHub Exposé — Part XV — Cover-Up and Defamation
  16. Microsoft GitHub Exposé — Part XVI — The Attack on the Autonomy of Free Software Carries on
  17. Microsoft GitHub Exposé — Part XVII — Backsliding Into 1990s-Style Digital Slavery by Microsoft
  18. Microsoft GitHub Exposé — Part XVIII — The Story of NPM
  19. Microsoft GitHub Exposé — Part XIX — The Collapse of Team Mono
  20. YOU ARE HERE ☞ Entering Phase II

GitHub: Where everything comes to die

Summary: We’re about to resume the long-running series about the sick clique which ran GitHub until the assault on women became too much of a liability (among other wrongdoings and PR blunders)

LAST year when we started this series (in wintertime) we said it would go on well into spring. Later we said summertime. We still have a lot of material, but we’re waiting for the strategic time prior to publication. Months ago we published the arrest record of Balabhadra (Alex) Graveley and soon afterwards we saw Miguel de Icaza leaving Microsoft, though Nat Friedman had left also. So a lot has changed since we started and we probably won’t comment on Friedman’s wife (nepotism). Privacy aspects outweigh public interest at this point.

“Months ago we published the arrest record of Balabhadra (Alex) Graveley and soon afterwards we saw Miguel de Icaza leaving Microsoft, though Nat Friedman had left also.”That series, however, will resume shortly. The Friedmans are still doing things and de Icaza isn’t really retired. It’s just scandals piling up, rendering them liabilities, even in Microsoft’s books.

So expect a lot more to come, many more parts (there might be over 30 in total) although bear in mind these will likely be published at a more strategic time. Team Mono has been ejected from Microsoft (Friedman, de Icaza, Graveley) and there’s a lot more to come regarding the overall strategy of GitHub. If you’re still using GitHub at any capacity, stop now. It’s never “too late” to leave.

“If you’re still using GitHub at any capacity, stop now. It’s never “too late” to leave.”Friedman’s departure spared him and his wife lot of public embarrassment. “This is Nat Friedman’s high school,” a source recently told us. “Boarding school outside of DC; his father was not always a stockbroker…”

Further, the source told me: “I have noticed there is a pattern of switching back-and-forth between the intelligence community and finance…”

Nat Friedman has some ‘spooky’ — as in surveillance — patents, as noted much earlier in our series (yes, those were software patents), but that’s not the important point. As noted in Part 18, there’s a lot of overlap between GitHub and the NSA. This, in turn, relates to a lot of FUD we’ve seen in the media lately, seeking to portray the “Open Source” so-called “supply chain” as the real issue, not the back doors found in the most commonly used proprietary software. And a lot of this “supply chain” is Microsoft (NPM, GitHub etc.) so the finger should be pointing not at victims or attackers but the party transmitting the malware. Microsoft facilitates the security breaches. It’s the essential bridge.

“This, in turn, relates to a lot of FUD we’ve seen in the media lately, seeking to portray the “Open Source” so-called “supply chain” as the real issue, not the back doors found in the most commonly used proprietary software.”A source has further suggested that we “should consider looking into the Stripe mafia bolt thing.”

Incidentally, Stripe provides similar services to those offered by Sheela Zemlin (Bakkt, ‘first lady’ of Linux Foundation, a GitHub outsourcer), also sponsored by Microsoft.

“All comes back to Nat Friedman,” the sourced noted, naming the culpability of YCombinator (so-called ‘Hacker’ so-called ‘News’), which Graveley too was involved with, not to mention Gab’s founder Andrew Torba and the disgraced chief. Graveley is very likely going to spend some very long time in prison, not corporate life, so his dad would be spared the embarrassment (albeit he too is connected to the military).

Microsoft Vidal, as USPTO Director, Already Plays ‘Political Cards’ to Disguise and Deflect Away From the Corporate Agenda

Posted in America, Microsoft, Patents at 3:37 am by Dr. Roy Schestowitz

The diversity card is used heavily, but the large corporations get their way

USPTO PR image

Summary: Microsoft Vidal, another corporate pawn in charge of the world’s most dangerous patent system, is using soft-spoken deflection and PR tactics to disguise or distract from the real agenda of the Office

“Just got the e-mail from the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) wanting to include everybody,” told us a reader, “except if you use Linux or the postal service, of course.”

Here’s the mail:

USPTO spam

“The USPTO is absolutely rolling in money they get from inventors,” the reader added, “and they waste it by putting out this propaganda.”

“I took a look at the website (Inclusive innovation | USPTO), which doesn’t have a phone number, of course, but just an e-mail address for e-mails that will never be read. The website links to a Council for Inclusive Innovation page. Check out the members (Members of the Council for Inclusive Innovation | USPTO): IBM, Oracle, General Motors, etc.”

Unethical Advertising, Published as So-called ‘Articles’, in CNX Software

Posted in Deception, Microsoft at 1:51 am by Dr. Roy Schestowitz

This morning (top of page):

CNX spam

Summary: As we noted earlier this year, the CNX team is looking for money in the wrong places


In Turkey, Windows Market Share is Down to Almost Nothing, ‘Linux’ is About Two Thirds of the Connected Devices

Posted in GNU/Linux, Microsoft, Windows at 9:22 am by Dr. Roy Schestowitz

Turkey Market Share
Schools in Turkey have been moving to GNU/Linux and many people use Android, powered by Linux

Summary: Watch this graph of Windows going down from around 99.5% to just 11.55% this month


Jim Zemlin’s Wife is Funded by Puppies (Microsoft)

Posted in Deception, GNU/Linux, Microsoft at 5:58 am by Dr. Roy Schestowitz

2011 quote:

'I think we just don't care that much [about Microsoft] anymore ... They used to be our big rival, but now it's kind of like kicking a puppy.'  - Jim Zemlin

It pays off to shine the shoes of moneyed interests (no need to code anything or actually use Linux):


Summary: Jim Zemlin — like his wife — is bagging millions from Microsoft, but that’s clearly a conflict of interest for the Linux Foundation

Phoronix: Microsoft and Phoronix Sponsor (and Close Microsoft Partner) AMD All Over the Place

Posted in Hardware, Marketing, Microsoft at 1:04 am by Dr. Roy Schestowitz

Yesterday in Phoronix (as noted throughout the day in IRC):

Microsoft and Phoronix
So eager to alienate its own core audience? The comments on Microsoft (30% of yesterday’s articles) are largely negative and AMD is dominant (40% of yesterday’s articles despite the relatively small size of the company; headcount is 3 times smaller than Qualcomm’s and about 8 times smaller than Intel’s)

Summary: When you’re taking massive 'gifts' from AMD (and also some from Microsoft) maybe it’s not surprising that editorial decisions change somewhat


[Meme] Linux-Rejecting Foundation

Posted in Apple, GNU/Linux, Microsoft at 5:25 pm by Dr. Roy Schestowitz

Don’t forget to send to GitHub using Visual Studio…

Summary: The Linux Foundation never really leads by example; by default, it uses proprietary software

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