11.02.08

IDC, Gartner and Yankee Group’s Latest Press Attack on Customer’s Competitors

Posted in Deception, Free/Libre Software, FUD, GNU/Linux, Google, Microsoft, Virtualisation at 11:12 am by Dr. Roy Schestowitz

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… the price/reward to conduct their distasteful and dishonest business?

In the article above, the Yankee Group [ 1, 2 ] and Gartner Group throw FUD at Android and even desktop GNU/Linux (which is totally unrelated to the subject of the article). These are friends of Steve Ballmer, remember ? They did the same to iPhone, later to be proven wrong.

We choose to quote nothing from the ‘article’, but the headline alone, “New Android Apps a Mixed Bag, Should Improve,” would do harm …

08.01.08

Yankee Group Again Attacks Paymaster’s Competition

Posted in Free/Libre Software, GNU/Linux, Microsoft, SUN, Virtualisation at 7:12 am by Dr. Roy Schestowitz

… Woodstock.”

– Howard Anderson Framingham Founder of The Yankee Group (2007)

S everal months ago there was a Yankee-VMWare confrontation (later mentioned in [ 1, 2 ]). For the uninitiated, the Yankee Group is one of the more notorious groups of people hired by Microsoft to publish ‘studies’ — however flawed they may be — against GNU/Linux and Free software. They are now on a warpath against VMWare. One of their recent ‘studies’ …

04.18.08

Yankee Group Busted for Microsoft Shilling Again, Forced to Destroy Lies

Posted in Antitrust, Deception, FUD, GNU/Linux, Microsoft, Virtualisation at 2:03 am by Dr. Roy Schestowitz

T o those who are familiar with the Yankee Group, none of this should be surprising. We even covered this before and will continue to do so in the future.

For many years this so-called ‘research’ group has been carrying out anti-Linux studies (read: manufactured publications for clients) that had been commission by Microsoft. Even recently, The Yankee Group’s founder called open source “a religion” and mocked it for …

01.04.20

Free Software Groups Aren’t Dying; But There Are Assassination Attempts With Corporate Money as the Weapon (Greed as the Collective Weakness)

Posted in Finance, Free/Libre Software at 1:48 pm by Dr. Roy Schestowitz

Free software was never fundamentally about making money or sustaining a business model; it’s about dignity, integrity, users’ freedom etc.

Summary : Groups must learn to reject the seduction or the allure of corporate cash; they should decline offers from rich ‘donors’ or ‘sponsors’ or ‘patrons’ (amongst other convenient and whitewashing euphemisms)

T HE FSF, …

06.22.19

American Front Group Open Invention Network (Riding the Linux Brand) is a Proponent of Software Patents in Europe

Posted in Europe, IBM, OIN, Patents at 6:50 am by Dr. Roy Schestowitz

Just like IBM (with its Trojan gifts to Europe ), its foremost member (and where it originally came from)

Summary : The impact of American multinationals on Europe’s policy is difficult to deny ; in fact, we’re observing the same old lobbying/lobbies still working hard albeit more covertly (typically using front groups)

A T the start of the year we said that “IBM, …

06.09.19

Corporate Front Groups Like OIN and the Linux Foundation Need to Combat Software Patents If They Really Care About Linux

Posted in EFF, GNU/Linux, Kernel, OIN, Patents at 8:44 am by Dr. Roy Schestowitz

The EFF does more for Linux than groups that drape themselves in Tux logos and even put “Linux” in their name

Summary : The absurdity of having groups that claim to defend Linux but in practice defend software patents, if not actively then passively (by refusing to comment on this matter)

A NEW week is about to commence. No more bogus ‘hearings’, which are stacked and …

05.17.19

Q2 Midterm Weather Forecast for EPOnia, Part 4: Happy Birthday to the Kötter Group?

Posted in Europe, Patents at 4:03 am by Dr. Roy Schestowitz

See part one , part two and part three for more background about this brewing European Patent Office ( EPO ) scandal

Summary : This year the Kötter Group commemorates the 85 th anniversary of its existence. But is it really a cause for celebration or would a less self-congratulatory approach be more fitting? And does it create the risk that a routine tendering exercise at the …

05.24.18

Saint-Germain’s Poisonous Legacy of “Toxic Loans”: The SIDRU “Toxic Loan” Débâcle and Criticism of Lamy From Local Opposition Groups

Posted in Europe, Finance, Patents at 11:31 pm by Dr. Roy Schestowitz

Last week : Système Battistelli (ENArque) at the EPO is Inspired by Système Lamy in Saint-Germain-en Laye

Summary : The EPO ‘s entrance into the “toxic loans” trap as of a few months back (just like in Saint-Germain * ) is a sign of potential trouble ahead; The SIDRU “toxic loan” débâcle is highlighted as per criticism of mayor Lamy (St Germain-en-Laye, where …

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