11.17.22

Open Source Initiative (OSI) Adds Mozilla and ‘Linux’ Foundation to Its Microsoft-Funded Attack on the GPL/Copyleft

Posted in Deception, GPL, Microsoft, OSI at 3:03 pm by Dr. Roy Schestowitz

Earlier this month: Open Source Initiative (OSI) Continues to Cover Up for Microsoft’s GPL Violation Machine (Spiced Up as ‘HI’)

Moments ago:

Sponsored by Microsoft, which uses 'AI' as a ploy to profit from GPL violations
And not too shockingly, OSI and ‘Linux’ Foundation nowadays get promoted by many of the same people who promote Microsoft. Not a coincidence at all. Follow the money.

Summary: The Linux Foundation (LF) has joined Microsoft’s anti-GPL agenda, yet again; As can be seen only hours ago in an LF- and Microsoft-aligned site of LPI, Microsoft-centric lobbying is everywhere, including Linux Foundation ‘Europe’; this is promoted by Frederic Lardinois, a longtime propagandist of Microsoft (about a decade already), in a site that amplified marketing/advocacy for GitHub just earlier this week; they all eat from the same palm (Microsoft) and promote proprietary software

11.10.22

Microsoft is Sued for Copyright Violations (Under Guise of ‘AI’) and Microsoft-Bribed Open Source Initiative Backs the Infringer, Microsoft

Posted in Courtroom, Free/Libre Software, Law, Microsoft, OSI at 12:13 pm by Dr. Roy Schestowitz

Stefano Maffulli defected. He is paid about $150,000 per year for this defection.

Focusing on legal aspects of AI

Summary: The Open Source Initiative (OSI) is so obscenely corrupt that it literally helps Microsoft violate the GPL and makes excuses for it, as part of a Microsoft-funded series; Stefano Maffulli is nothing but a Microsoft-funded shill, occupying a leadership position in an organisation that was supposed to call out Microsoft

Update: And if that’s not bad enough, they’ve just published another page about it:

Microsoft-funded hogwash

And then updated another:

More AI BS

It’s like the priority at OSI nowadays is Microsoft cover-up, shielding it from prosecution while it is attacking Free software.

Update #2: A few hours ago they did it a fourth time (in 2 days!). Notice the date. This was 3:55 GMT on 12/11/2022.

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OSI, funded by Microsoft, is constantly writing about “AI” to make it seem OK that Microsoft attacks Free/Open Source software under the banner of “AI”.

11.03.22

Open Source Initiative (OSI) Continues to Cover Up for Microsoft’s GPL Violation Machine (Spiced Up as ‘HI’)

Posted in Deception, GPL, Microsoft, OSI at 2:15 pm by Dr. Roy Schestowitz

Published a short while ago in the Open Source Initiative’s Web site:

OSI Sponsored by Microsoft, Salaried partly by Microsoft

Summary: As noted last week, the OSI’s “voices of Open Source” is sponsored by proprietary GitHub/Microsoft to push anti-Free software misinformation, in effect helping the attack on Free software

10.28.22

OSI for Plagiarism/GPL Violations (Under the Guise of “Hey Hi”)… Brought to You by Microsoft

Posted in GPL, Microsoft, OSI at 2:17 am by Dr. Roy Schestowitz

Hours ago: (“voices of Open Source”… sponsored by proprietary GitHub/Microsoft)

osi-microsoft

Summary: The corrupted OSI is once again doing "HEY HI" (AI) nonsense sponsored by Microsoft, which borrowed the term “HEY HI” to 'perfume' GPL violations at unprecedented scale

10.12.22

The Open Source Initiative (OSI) Speaks for Microsoft, Which is Worse Than Before

Posted in Deception, Free/Libre Software, Microsoft, OSI at 1:15 pm by Dr. Roy Schestowitz

Video download link | md5sum 54459887fd7a578a288567aff480173d
OSI Became Voice of Microsoft: Today’s Open Source Initiative (OSI) Speaks for the Company It Used to Fight
Creative Commons Attribution-No Derivative Works 4.0

Summary: Open Source Initiative (OSI) blog posts, podcasts and public talks are just Microsoft propaganda wrapped up as “OSI” (buying the opposition‘s voice to legitimise oneself)

THIS site recently mentioned several mischievous moves by the OSI. See "The MICROSOFT Initiative (OSI)", "Stefano Maffulli, Informally a Microsoft Employee, Salaried Partly by Microsoft", "Open Source Initiative Controlled (Infiltrated) by Microsoft GitHub: Microsoft Bribes OSI to Justify GPL Violations Under the Guise of 'AI', Even Writes the OSI's Material", and "Open Source Initiative is a Shameless Megaphone and Advocate for Microsoft’s Proprietary Software (GitHub). It Also Encourages Copyright and GPL Violations (Plagiarism Disguised as ‘AI’)."

We wrote dozens of blog posts about this in the past. We published long videos to explain the situation. OSI mostly responded by attempts to censor if not defame us (the defamation helps them with the censorship attempts).

A longtime contributor, figosdev, recalls that the OSI’s own (co)founder publicly warned about the OSI going wrong only a year after it had been established. Now, many years later, opensource.com and opensource.org are both going south. Microsoft hijacks both of them to distort the narrative and basically lie to the public, using the platform (and brand) of a former rival.

10.10.22

[Meme] The MICROSOFT Initiative (OSI)

Posted in Deception, Microsoft, OSI at 3:01 pm by Dr. Roy Schestowitz

Shared Source Initiative; MICROS~1® OSI™ MICROS~1 Initiative ( MSI ); I just get paid to talk for Microsoft

Summary: OSI needs a rebrand to better identify what it is and who it really works for [1, 2]

Stefano Maffulli, Informally a Microsoft Employee, Salaried Partly by Microsoft

Posted in Finance, FUD, Microsoft, OSI at 1:57 pm by Dr. Roy Schestowitz

Context: Open Source Initiative Controlled (Infiltrated) by Microsoft GitHub: Microsoft Bribes OSI to Justify GPL Violations Under the Guise of ‘AI’, Even Writes the OSI’s Material | Open Source Initiative is a Shameless Megaphone and Advocate for Microsoft’s Proprietary Software (GitHub). It Also Encourages Copyright and GPL Violations (Plagiarism Disguised as ‘AI’).

Hi, I'm Stefano Maffulli; Where Do You Think I Get a 6-Figure Salary From?
A coin-operated Microsoft mouthpiece. Attacking Open Source while wearing an “open source” hat.

Summary: Being full-time staff at OSI means being Microsoft staff. Check where the money comes from and what the job involves these days.

Open Source Initiative is a Shameless Megaphone and Advocate for Microsoft’s Proprietary Software (GitHub). It Also Encourages Copyright and GPL Violations (Plagiarism Disguised as ‘AI’).

Posted in Deception, Microsoft, OSI at 1:34 pm by Dr. Roy Schestowitz

Recent: Open Source Initiative Controlled (Infiltrated) by Microsoft GitHub: Microsoft Bribes OSI to Justify GPL Violations Under the Guise of ‘AI’, Even Writes the OSI’s Material

Fireside chat with Mike Linksvayer
The Open Source Initiative’s (OSI) Web site has become a shrine to Microsoft; it has in effect been bought (weeks ago Simon Phipps privately revealed to me the financial arrangements with Microsoft)

OSI in OpenSource.com
OSI in OpenSource.com
Red Hat/IBM letting the Microsoft-sponsored propaganda get “air time” in OpenSource.com today

Summary: The Open Source Initiative (OSI) takes a lot of money from Microsoft in exchange for not only abandoning the OSI’s mission but actively attacking this mission (the above are from today)

OpenSource.com and OpenSource.org are now nerrated by the company that’s attacking Open Source.

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