03.24.13

OOXML in Norway and Sarkozy-Gates Corruption Over OOXML Return to Discussion Amid Bribery Stories

Posted in Bill Gates, Europe, Microsoft, Open XML, OpenDocument, Standard at 10:41 am by Dr. Roy Schestowitz

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… “While they are at it, I wish they’d look into the French about-face on OOXML.”

Nicolas Sarkozy and OOXML scandals in France were covered here before. Here are some of the more notable posts about it:

More on France and Microsoft’s OOXML; ODF Still a Leader

White-Collar Crime Pays Off, Shows Microsoft OOXML

Hewlett-Packard Does Microsoft’s Dirty Job Again, Lobbies for the Monopoly

Guilty Parties in OOXML Fiasco in France Gets Exposed (Updated)

Separately, …

09.17.11

Cablegate: Sarkozy Promotes Monopolies in China, French Government Backs ‘Community Patent’ (aka EU Patent, Harmonisation)

Posted in Cablegate, Europe, Intellectual Monopoly, Patents at 4:44 am by Dr. Roy Schestowitz

Summary : The position of the Nicolas Sarkozy regime on intellectual monopolies including patents

P OOR CHINA. The West is too obsessed with (afraid of) this highly productive nation that exports almost everything people buy in the shops if it’s economic to transport by ship. Japan et al. try to limit China's trade using intellectual monopolies, which can impede domestic production under independent brands (Apple, for …

02.17.11

Nicolas Sarkozy ‘Pulls a Kissinger’ on Steve Ballmer

Posted in Europe, Microsoft, Steve Ballmer at 11:40 am by Dr. Roy Schestowitz

Nicolas Sarkozy with Laura Bush

Summary : French president Sarkozy associates himself with a Microsoft thug by giving him a medal

“P ULLING a Kissinger” is giving someone an award rather than a deserved jail sentence. This is not a political site, but just to give people a taste of what’s happening here, the wording is about giving respect to war criminals such as Henry Kissinger …

10.19.09

Taking it Personal: Sarkozy and Steve Ballmer

Posted in Europe, Intellectual Monopoly, Microsoft, Open XML, Patents, Steve Ballmer at 7:12 am by Dr. Roy Schestowitz

… a continued affair between Microsoft and France’s leadership

F RENCH PRESIDENT Nicolas Sarkozy has just made headlines internationally for his sheer hypocrisy. Suffice to say, Sarkozy is a big promoter of the causes of the RIAA and MPAA. He protects some oligarchs whose impact on culture is more negative than positive and in the process he is harming the Internet, which represents a democratic force. Despite all this, the population of France has managed to spread Free software …

03.07.08

Another Cautionary Note: Nicolas Sarkozy

Posted in Europe, Microsoft, Patents at 5:37 am by Dr. Roy Schestowitz

… The first one is about the president’s seemingly healthy affairs with Microsoft, namely :

Sarkozy and his family have been vacationing at a lakefront estate in Wolfeboro owned by former Microsoft Corp. executive Michael Appe.

Here is a recent change of law that was proposed (taxing the Internet).

French president Nicolas Sarkozy wants to ban advertising on public television and replace the income stream with a tax on mobile phones and Internet accounts. “Our national …

12.27.07

How Microsoft ‘Bought’ Nicolas Sarkozy, France, and Parts of Europe

Posted in America, Deals, Europe, Fraud, Microsoft, Patents, Videos at 12:12 am by Dr. Roy Schestowitz

… for access. It makes such information hard to get hold of.

”There were rumours that Nicolas Sarkozy, who recently became President of France, received support from Microsoft, which makes sense given his liberal market policies.“ There’s more where that came from (and been interpreted by) one who done this sort of thing in the past — during the Microsoft anti-trust trial of the 1990s. He contributed some articles to a Web site called “billwatch.net”, which was run by a Dutchman …

11.25.21

Links 25/11/2021: Proton 6.3-8 and Linux Mint Compared to Ubuntu

Posted in News Roundup at 7:28 am by Dr. Roy Schestowitz

… Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) spying on French Presidents Jacques Chirac (1995-2007), Nicolas Sarkozy (2007-2012), and François Hollande (2012-2017).

Rwandan online video reporter given “absurd” seven-year-jail sentence

Also known as Cyuma Hassan, Niyonsenga had enjoyed eight months of freedom after his initial acquittal before being returned to prison following the high court’s decision on 11 November to convict him on charges of assault, obstructing police officers …

09.20.21

Microsoft and the EPO: A History of Threats and Suppression Against the Free Press

Posted in Europe, Law, Microsoft, Patents at 9:41 am by Dr. Roy Schestowitz

… net censorship and these two Frenchmae are consistent with the stance of Battistelli’s handler, Sarkozy, who is now sentenced to prison along with Battistelli's bodyboard. They’ve used intimidation tactics against mere blogs, not only us. They’re acting like gangsters and they do not tolerate criticism from anybody. Those who dare dissent a little quickly self-censor.

As the lighting conditions serve to indicate, this was recorded around midday, but due to the length this …

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