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Category:Microsoft Category:India Category:Bill Gates Category:Charity Category:EDGI Without going into the fine level of detail, here is an overview of what EDGI is about. The leaked documents shown below specifically mention “Microsoft Unlimited Potential Programme” which, to put it rather simply, is Microsoft’s anti-GNU/Linux programme. For education and government deals, Microsoft has a particular programme called “Education and Government Incentives program” (EDGI). It's for blocking GNU/Linux adoption where the problem arises (Microsoft calls it "Linux infestation"). EDGI is mentioned a lot in the press (usually referred to as "Unlimited Potential", with similar campaigns like "Elevate America"), but EDGI is an internal code name as opposed to a euphemism, just like "Project Marshall" for MOU.

List of original exhibits (Microsoft documents):

  • Exhibit px09685
  • Exhibit px09644
  • Exhibit px08593
  • Exhibit px08562

  • A series of exhibits with internal documents, correspondence, and presentations were examined (with the full text) in:

  • Is Microsoft 'Pulling an EDGI' on Kerala? (Updated)
  • Microsoft Vice President Teaches PR People How to Spin Anti-Linux Programme
  • Extended Windows 98 EOL to Block Government Migrations to GNU/Linux and Free Software; More 'Donations'
  • Microsoft's Dumping Strategy Versus GNU/Linux (EDGI Continued)
  • Microsoft on “Maintaining Gap vs Linux” Using “Patents“, “Children’s Software“
  • Microsoft's Internal Presentation on How to Fight GNU/Linux
  • Microsoft Chief: “Under NO Circumstances Lose Against Linux
  • Microsoft's EDGI in India: Fighting GNU/Linux in Education
  • Microsoft Hijacks Maharashtra’s Education, to Teach Many Children How to Smoke Windows
  • Microsoft Brings to the United Kingdom Its Equivalent of EDGI or “Elevate (Addict) America”
  • EDGI Executive from Microsoft and His Conflicts of Interests
  • Microsoft’s Expansions in India and EDGI in India Lead to Call for a Boycott
  • Microsoft’s EDGI Still Alive, Under “Linux and Open Office Compete”
  • Microsoft Bribes to Make Education Microsoft-based
  • Microsoft to Pay More for Mississippi Antitrust Case; Tennessee Becomes Latest American EDGI Victim
  • Microsoft negotiating with the opposite party, PSDB before 2010 elections, to do EDGI
  • Microsoft Software ‘Donations’ Are a Clever Scam
  • EDGI Versus Google
  • Microsoft Bribing for Tamil Nadu (India) to Drop GNU/Linux in Education
  • Indian Press Covers Latest Microsoft EDGI Against GNU/Linux in Indian Schools
  • EDGI Dumping Giant Accuses Linux/Android (Free/Libre Software) of Dumping

  • More information can be found in:

  • Microsoft ELMS