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More Proof That NASSCOM Should be Dismantled


Summary: NASSCOM shills Vista 7, proving that all this money that comes in does in fact serve commercial interests

NASSCOM has made it a little more official that it is corrupt, and that it is a semi-official shill for Microsoft and for Bill [1, 2]. How many incidents that it take before people realise that NASSCOM is an opponent of India's national sovereignty? No matter the many problems of Vista 7 (never mind the fact that it is proprietary), NASSCOM is now shilling Vista 7 and even selling it under the disguise of "NGO" (like all those NGOs which Microsoft may have bribed for OOXML pressure).

Anivar shows us this press release:

NASSCOM Foundation facilitates free access to Microsoft Windows 7 for NGOs across India

NASSCOM Foundation, the CSR arm of NASSCOM, India's premier IT industry body, has been at the forefront of technology enablement for NGOs across the country.

In another landmark move, NASSCOM Foundation has come together with TechSoup Global, USA to announce the availability of Windows 7, the latest version of Microsoft Windows OS, for distribution to Indian NGOs. This technology donation is available to registered and qualified NGOs on

As Anivar puts is, "NASSCOM's Non Profit Foundation Using Non-profit status to market windows 7. NASSCOM is a Microsoft ally always , as we [have] seen on [the] OOXML issue."

“NASSCOM foundation is the non profit trust by NASCOM and they are doing this in the name of corporate social responsibility.”
He again emphasises: "NASSCOM foundation is the non profit trust by NASCOM and they are doing this in the name of corporate social responsibility. Look at , special website setup for Windows 7 donation."

"That's sick," says another Indian reader of ours about what NASSCOM is doing here. "Do write about it," he urged, "those guys in NASSCOM keep supporting non free software and Microsoft; Ambassadors of Uncle Sam."

Anivar adds: "I think it is a way to use channelise money used for CSR No-Profit work to Microsoft . This may be the meaning of Bill gate's quote "Focus on Poverty alleviation with profitability"."

That's what the Gates Foundation is all about -- making a lot of money (mostly using patents) while pretending to solve problems in the world.

Just days ago we caught Bill Gates paying NPR to interview and glorify him and his wife (and his patent business). Down at the bottom we find:

And by way of full disclosure, we should note that NPR receives support from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.

That's not so priceless then. We wrote about this interview a while ago, noting that there were also Microsoft genes inside NPR (former employees just joining). It's not unusual for the Gates Foundation to do this kind of marketing, e.g. pay publications to seed articles praising it and spreading PR very widely. It makes the notion of charity look rather gross sometimes, and it's truly a shame for real ones.

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