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== our Chinese wall never existed .. ==
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[[Category:Sabotage]]
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This index deals with ''Techrights'' articles about IBM, as well as (further down the bottom) [[Comes vs Microsoft]] court exhibits which offer a glance at the history of Microsoft abuse. For a concise summary of some of the exhibits, see "[[Petition text - overview]]". See the [[IBM Archive]] for a more complete listing of posts.
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For more recently relevant material we precede this page with articles about IBM's changing tone/tune/attitude, exacerbating around the time they sought to oust community leaders in favour of corporate actors.
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= Intolerance at IBM (Incomplete List From 2020-2021) =
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From: Bill Gates
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== Racism ==
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To: Pam Edstrom; Marty Taucher; Steve Ballmer; Jeff Raiks
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Cc: Mile MAples; Mike Murry; Bill Gates; Bill Neukorn; Jonathan Lazarus;
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Pete Higgins; Paul Maritz; Nathan Myhrvold
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Subject: Microsoft and the Chinese Wall
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Date: Saturday, December 04, 1993 4:08 PM
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: .. Our Chinese wall never existed and yet is constantly cited in press article after press article. What is the truth about this Chinese wall? ..
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*[http://techrights.org/2021/11/25/ibm-and-the-hypocrisy/ IBM as Master of Hypocrisy]
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*[http://techrights.org/2021/11/24/fedora-slaves-at-microsoft/ 3.5 Years Later the ‘Master’ of Fedora is Still Microsoft and IBM Cannot Be Bothered to Alter Git Branch Names (Refuting or Ignoring Its Very Own Directive About Supposedly Racially-Insensitive Terms)]
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*[http://techrights.org/2021/10/22/zdnet-is-trolling/ Meme: IBM Has Paid ZDNet to Troll the Community]
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*[http://techrights.org/2021/08/20/we-build-fedora-and-then-ibm-blacklists-us/ Imperialistic Blacklist Machines: Racist IBM and Red Hat — Just Like Donald Trump — Have Turned Fedora Into an Utterly Racist Project That Blacklists, Shuns and Permanently Bans People Based on Their Nationality Alone]
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*[http://techrights.org/2021/05/07/trolling-the-real-community/ The Biggest Troll is the Linux Foundation, Still Looking to Provoke and Defame Free Software Communities in Order to Help a Monopolistic Takeover and to Shoehorn Tyrants Into Leadership Positions]
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*[http://techrights.org/2021/04/25/ibm-germany-history/ Documentary: IBM Founder (Watson) Gave a Nazi Salute, Admired Hitler, Said Hitler Was Doing the Right Thing]
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*[http://techrights.org/2021/04/25/ibm-race-issues/ Sarcasm: IBM is Not Racist]
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*[http://techrights.org/2021/04/25/the-ibm-standards/ Red Hat (IBM): FSF is Vile, Microsoft is Great; Our Sexism and Racism Are Also OK]
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*[http://techrights.org/2021/04/13/ibm-stroking-the-masters/ IBM Stroking the Masters]
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*[http://techrights.org/2021/04/09/ibm-credibility-issues/ IBM Doubles Down on Masters Being an Acceptable Word in the Context of Technology]
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*[http://techrights.org/2021/04/07/ibm-cannot-say-master-anymore/ IBM: We Can Say It… You Cannot]
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*[http://techrights.org/2021/03/30/ibm-immorality/ IBM Presidents Teaching the FSF About Morality]
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*[http://techrights.org/2021/03/28/moral-high-ground-ibm/ Red Hat (IBM) Has No Moral High Ground to Stand on]
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*[http://techrights.org/2021/02/21/focus-on-words/ Technology Will Become More Inclusive When We Identify and Tackle the Root Causes, and Choice of Words Ain’t That]
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*[http://techrights.org/2021/02/21/masters-of-the-universe/ We Need to Keep the Word ‘Master’ to Explain What Large Corporations Have Become to Society (Same Corporations Trying to Abolish This Word)]
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*[http://techrights.org/2021/02/20/misusing-the-linux-brand/ Misusing the Linux Brand for Reputation Laundering and Openwashing of Racist Companies (Which Profit From Racism)]
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*[http://techrights.org/2020/10/19/ibm-embrace/ IBM’s “Emb(RACE)” Campaign is an Insult to History and Historians]
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*[http://techrights.org/2020/10/13/ibm-and-masters/ IBM: The Word “Master” is Rude (Except When We Use It Ourselves)]
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*[http://techrights.org/2020/10/07/blackboxes-and-uboats/ Computer Prisons Are Prisons of the Mind; Calling Them ‘Blackboxes’ Isn’t as Offensive as What They Actually Do]
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*[http://techrights.org/2020/09/29/banning-the-word-master/ IBM Fought for ‘Master Race’ and Now It’s Banning the Word ‘Master’]
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*[http://techrights.org/2020/09/29/ibm-keen-sense-of-public-relations/ IBM’s Founder, Mr. Watson (Yes, That Watson), Had “Very Keen Sense of Public Relations”]
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*[http://techrights.org/2020/09/27/cheap-stunts/ Public Relations and Tolerance Stunts Are Very, Very Cheap]
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*[http://techrights.org/2020/09/07/on-hurt-feelings/ Words Can Hurt Feelings. But So Can Eugenics and Wars (Not Mere Words) of Conquest.]
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*[http://techrights.org/2020/09/07/ban-genocide-not-words/ Ban Genocide, Not Words]
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*[http://techrights.org/2020/08/23/ibm-denial/ Edwin Black Explains Why IBM Was the Worst and the Only One to Obstruct His Research (Into IBM’s Dark Past)]
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*[http://techrights.org/2020/08/20/ibm-employees-condemn-ibm-leaders/ 2,445 IBM Employees Openly Condemned IBM for Enabling Racist and Intolerant Regimes]
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*[http://techrights.org/2020/08/20/ibm-race-spin/ IBM Never Apologised For Making Billions Out of Overt Racism, Now It Wants to Ban Words Used to Communicate Such Issues and It’s Bombarding Journalists to Seed Misleading Puff Pieces]
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*[http://techrights.org/2020/08/16/ibm-powered-purges/ The Full Story (With References) of IBM’s Role in a Purge of Black People and Mixed-Race Couples]
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*[http://techrights.org/2020/08/14/ibm-watson-letter/ International Business Machines and the 1941 Watson Letter Which Refutes IBM Denials]
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*[http://techrights.org/2020/08/06/greed-disguised-as-populism/ Social Justice is Fine… When It is Not Just a Shallow Marketing Ploy]
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*[http://techrights.org/2020/08/06/the-big-principal-primary-issues/ Focus on the Big Issues, Not the Words]
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*[http://techrights.org/2020/07/27/ibm-racism/ IBM Racism Explained by an Insider]
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: The boundary between applications and systems is constantly changing with more and more work being taken over in an abstract way by the system to simplify the creation of complex applications, allowing for tighter sharing and integration and to allow abstractions that allow hardware to improve without forcing software redesign ..
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== Sexism ==
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: Some people like to suggest that developers were confused about whether OS/2 or Windows would succeed. Microsoft certainly didn't have a crystal ball on this. We shipped Excel well before 1/2/3 shipped. We shipped Word way before anyone except Describe shipped a Word processor. Other than IBM we lost more money on OS/2 than anyone else in both systems and applications. Fortunately it is not hard to retarget a program written for one graphical platform to another and a number of libraries were available to make the task very straightforward ..
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*[http://techrights.org/2021/03/08/corporate-hijack-of-real-feminism/ Real Feminism is Grassroots, Not a Corporate Ploy (to Improve Image and Sales)]
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*[http://techrights.org/2021/02/04/fictional-corporate-faces/ Faked Diversity in ‘Men-Only Clubs’ (and Corporations)]
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*[http://techrights.org/2020/12/29/ibm-diversity/ IBM Likes to Speak About Diversity in Order to Distract or Confuse People About IBM’s Past and Present]
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*[http://techrights.org/2020/12/18/removing-our-leaders/ Video: Removing Our Leaders Because of Diversity is Disingenuous and Hypocritical]
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*[http://techrights.org/2020/10/04/more-ibm-history/ Journey Back in History: Misconduct or Disorderly Conduct (Stuffing Money Down the Fronts of Stewardesses’ Blouses, According to Witness Account) by Arthur Watson of IBM (Founder’s Son and Former IBM Chief), Followed by Watson’s Admission and Resignation]
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*[http://techrights.org/2020/09/30/ibm-and-sexual-abuse-of-women/ The ‘Access Watson Tapes’: Rare Richard Nixon Tape on Former IBM President and Son of IBM’s Founder Engaging in Sexual Abuse of Women]
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*[http://techrights.org/2020/07/26/ibm-watson-plane-incident/ Meet the IBM Watsons: Sponsors of Richard Nixon and Abusers of Women]
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*[http://techrights.org/2020/06/06/hypocritical-ibm-red-hat/ IBM (Red Hat) Lectured FSF That It Needed More Diversity, But Was It Looking at the Mirror? IBM and Red Hat Are Even Less Diverse.]
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*[http://techrights.org/2019/11/28/diversity-forms/ Diversity Comes in Many Forms]
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: So back to the Chinese Wall. Does Microsoft systems allow Microsoft applications to provide input on the next version of the system? Absolutely .. There is no Chinese wall. Information is encouraged to flow in both directions. It happens on a formal and an informal and basis everyday ...
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== Nationalism ==
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comes v Microsoft
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*[http://techrights.org/2021/04/25/ibm-and-morality/ IBM Should Cancel IBM If It Cares About Morality]
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http://iowa.gotthefacts.org/011607/7000/PX07703.pdf
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*[http://techrights.org/2021/04/25/edwin-black-2021/ New Interview With Edwin Black: IBM Has Never Apologised, Instead It Hid Its Role in Nazi Germany]
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*[http://techrights.org/2020/10/21/coc-as-asymmetric-power/ Banning Words, Gaslighting Volunteers]
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*[http://techrights.org/2020/07/28/ibm-surveillance-company/ IBM is Just Another Surveillance Company (Usually Working With or For Governments)]
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*[http://techrights.org/2020/07/27/ibm-and-modi/ IBM is Associating Closely With Modi This Month (Same Modi Who Also Associates With Bill Gates, Profiteer in ‘Charity’ Clothing)]
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*[http://techrights.org/2020/07/26/fictional-ibm/ Why We Illuminate IBM’s Dark History (and Present)]
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*[http://techrights.org/2020/07/26/same-old-ibm/ IBM Has Learned Nothing]
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*[http://techrights.org/2020/07/25/watson-offensive/ “Watson®” is a Lot More Offensive Than “Whitelist” and “Master”]
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== Militarism ==
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*[http://techrights.org/2020/08/07/ibm-atomic-bombs/ IBM and the Bomb: Series Index (on 75th Anniversary of Atomic Bombs Being Dropped on Civilians)]
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*[http://techrights.org/2020/08/02/ibm-and-the-bomb-part-6-final/ IBM and the Bomb – Part VI: Diplomacy Replaced With ‘Trade’ (Money Over Politics), or How Watson Jr. Was Sold to the Public, in the Same Way His Father (IBM Co-founder) Sold His Business Relationship With Dictators Like Hitler]
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*[http://techrights.org/2020/08/02/ibm-and-the-bomb-part-5-arms-control/ IBM and the Bomb – Part V: Arms Control by Company That Profits From Nuclear Arms? World War II Mistakes Repeated?]
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*[http://techrights.org/2020/08/01/ibm-and-the-bomb-part-4/ IBM and the Bomb – Part IV: IBM’s Watson Came Under Fire for Representing the U.S. in U.S.S.R./Russia With No Qualifications or Any Relevant Experience]
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*[http://techrights.org/2020/08/01/ibm-modi-power/ IBM Loves Power (and Nuclear POWER, or Expensive OpenPOWER) More Than It Loves GNU/Linux]
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*[http://techrights.org/2020/08/01/ibm-and-the-bomb-part-3/ IBM and the Bomb – Part III: IBM’s Watson Jr. Rose From Business V.I.P. to U.S. Ambassador in the Soviet Union During the Cold War (Which IBM Profited From)]
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*[http://techrights.org/2020/07/30/ibm-as-global-superpower/ IBM and the Bomb – Part II: How IBM Sneaks Into Positions of Power (and Nuclear Power, Global Superpower, Nuclear Weapons)]
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*[http://techrights.org/2020/07/30/cold-war-ibm/ IBM and the Bomb – Part I: How IBM Played a Technical and Diplomatic Role in the Cold War]
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*[http://techrights.org/2020/07/29/ibm-and-the-bomb-intro/ Declassified 6-8 Years Ago: Thomas Watson Jr. (Son of IBM Founder) as Politician Navigating Cold War Politics]
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*[http://techrights.org/2020/06/24/freedom-of-speech/ Let’s Ban Bombings, Not Words (Corporations Taking Away People’s Freedom of Speech So They Can Bomb ‘in Peace’)]
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*[http://techrights.org/2020/04/24/raytheon-blessed-by-red-hat/ Giving Awards to Raytheon Won’t Help Red Hat’s Image]
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== Attacking Communities/Volunteers ==
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DOUG- COLA COMMENTS:
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*[http://techrights.org/2021/10/07/ibm-vs-fsf-is-a-failure/ IBM Declares Defeat/Failure, 'Shuts Down' Campaign of Anti-Richard Stallman Rhetoric (Defamation)]
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*[http://techrights.org/2021/08/28/ibm-alienating-geeks/ IBM Cannot Possibly Recover by Attacking the Software Community and Alienating Geeks]
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*[http://techrights.org/2021/08/28/rms-petition-self-purge/ 5 Months Later People Still Remove Their Names From the Slanderous Anti-RMS Petition, Managed by IBM Staff]
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*[http://techrights.org/2021/04/03/fedora-f-for-fascism-and-not-freedom/ Fedora Council is Just a Mouthpiece and Instrument of IBM Management, It Doesn’t Speak For (What Used to Be) Fedora Project/Community]
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*[http://techrights.org/2021/03/28/ibm-and-rms-incompatible/ IBM and RMS Are Not Compatible]
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*[http://techrights.org/2021/03/21/sensitive-control-media/ Twitter and Hacker News Are Sensitive (Updated)] (Censorship by IBM)
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*[http://techrights.org/2021/02/25/rhel-with-new-terms-and-conditions/ IBM and Qt Don’t Understand Free Software and They Now Impose Terms and Conditions on Who Qualifies for Use of Free Software Free of Charge]
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*[http://techrights.org/2021/01/31/openforum-europe-lf/ OpenForum Europe (IBM et al) and Linux Foundation Are Boosting and Cooperating With Enemies of Software Freedom]
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*[http://techrights.org/2021/01/27/ibm-self-harm/ IBM is Throwing Away Red Hat’s ‘de Facto Standard’ Status in Servers, Wrongly Assuming People Can’t (or Won’t) Go Elsewhere]
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*[http://techrights.org/2021/01/26/leak-and-whistleblowing-sites/ Why GNU/Linux Users (and the Public at Large) Should Support Leaking/Whistleblowing Sites (Including Wikileaks)]
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*[http://techrights.org/2021/01/24/dictating-proprietary-software/ When Proprietary Software Users Dictate the Freedom-Leaning Communities]
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*[http://techrights.org/2021/01/23/video-the-state-of-communities-surrounding-gnulinux-distributions/ Video: The State of Communities Surrounding GNU/Linux Distributions]
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*[http://techrights.org/2021/01/20/rhel-and-the-centos-contingency/ IBM Panics and Resorts to ‘Customer Retention’ Tactics With Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL)]
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*[http://techrights.org/2020/12/26/fedora-2020-and-ibm-vision/ IBM is Not a Community]
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*[http://techrights.org/2020/12/16/ibm-ethics/ IBM: We’re Fighting for Ethics, But We Screw the Community for Money]
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*[http://techrights.org/2020/12/11/ibm-moves-money/ With the Appalling (But Perhaps Predictable) CentOS Move IBM Showed Its True Face and Intentions]
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*[http://techrights.org/2020/12/09/centos-demoted/ IBM Keeps Weakening Its Commitment to Developers and Software Communities]
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*[http://techrights.org/2020/09/12/corporate-patrons-as-risk/ The Risk of Having Corporate Patrons is Disgrace by Association and Loss of True Independence (Freedom to Criticise Anyone)]
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*[http://techrights.org/2020/08/02/red-hat-layoffs/ IBM is Already Gutting Red Hat and Firing Employees Without Warning, Jim Whitehurst Isn’t Even Using GNU/Linux]
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*[http://techrights.org/2020/07/13/rex-dieter-bans-kevin-kofler/ There’s Apparently a New Boss (or Policy) at Red Hat/IBM]
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*[http://techrights.org/2020/07/12/red-hat-betrayal-on-swpats/ Red Hat Betrayed the Free Software Community With Its Software Patents’ Stockpiling Drive and Then a Sale to the Biggest Software Patents Lobbyist]
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*[http://techrights.org/2020/07/07/morality-police/Never Let IBM/Red Hat Lecture Us on Morality]
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*[http://techrights.org/2020/06/29/atmosphere-at-ibm/ The Rumours of North Carolina Layoffs and the Atmosphere at IBM/Red Hat Under New Management]
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*[http://techrights.org/2020/06/04/tired-of-rms-winning/ Red Hat/IBM Got ‘Tired’ of RMS. Is It Getting ‘Tired’ of GPL/Copyleft Too?]
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= Older Articles About IBM =
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"I think we will have to live without a Chinese wall clause for the
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== 2021 Onwards ==
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front end of the compiler", Bill Gates 2001
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"GATES: [Strongly] Chinese wall is not a term we've ever used", 1994
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*[http://techrights.org/2021/08/21/ibm-layoffs-in-marketing/ Many IBM Layoffs (in Marketing), But the Media Is Not Mentioning Those Layoffs At All]
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*[http://techrights.org/2021/07/03/why-whitehurst-left/ Investigation Needed Into the Full Story of Jim Whitehurst’s Departure From IBM]
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*[http://techrights.org/2021/04/15/monopoly-swpats-and-gnu-linux/ The Patent Battles in Europe Are Connected to the War on GNU/Linux (as a Community-Led Effort)]
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*[http://techrights.org/2021/04/10/uspto-for-monopolies-keeping-gnulinux-in-the-dark/ USPTO for Monopolies, Keeping GNU/Linux in the Dark]
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*[http://techrights.org/2021/03/28/freesw-out-in-the-cold/ Conflict of Interest: Microsoft and IBM Controlling the USPTO and Leaving GNU/Linux Users Shut Out (in the Cold)]
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*[http://techrights.org/2021/03/19/ibm-is-destroying-rht/ IBM is Destroying Red Hat and Red Hatters Are Leaving]
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*[http://techrights.org/2021/03/18/swpats-as-weapon-against-the-community/ Trolling Community Developers of GNU/Linux Via Patent Trolls — Part III: The Technical and Legal Burden as Weapon Against the Community]
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*[http://techrights.org/2021/03/10/via-patent-trolls/ Trolling Community Developers of GNU/Linux Via Patent Trolls — Part I: The Big Corporations Are Largely Culpable]
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*[http://techrights.org/2021/03/09/ibm-and-community/ Things IBM Can Do to Help the GNU/Linux Community Instead of Trying to Monopolise Almost Everything]
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*[http://techrights.org/2021/02/24/whitewashing-software-patents-with-buzzwords/ How the Big Banks and OIN Can Whitewash Software Patents and Do Nothing Concrete About Patent Trolls]
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*[http://techrights.org/2021/02/15/the-oin-delusion/ Open Invention Network (OIN) and Big Banks: Shared Agenda]
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*[http://techrights.org/2021/02/08/ibm-and-the-media/ Media in the Pockets of Companies It is Writing About and Sensationalism Instead of the Actual News About Linux]
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*[http://techrights.org/2021/02/08/fosdem-ibm-gag/ FOSDEM and Free Speech: Will It Blend?]
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*[http://techrights.org/2021/01/30/fake-security/ Fake Security is Still a Real Problem, Even in the GNU/Linux (and BSD) Spheres]
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"Microsoft has stated to the Press over the years that there is a
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== 2020 (Patents Focus) ==
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"Chinese Wall" between its operating systems and applications
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divisions", 1994
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http://www.usdoj.gov/atr/cases/f0100/0102.htm
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*[http://techrights.org/2020/12/28/ibm-xmas-patent-bully/ Christmastime Extortion Shows That IBM Has Not Changed Since Buying Red Hat and It’s Still a Patent Bully]
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*[http://techrights.org/2020/10/25/arvind-krishna-ibm/ In Spite of IBM’s Difficult Past and Particularly Dark History, Under Arvind Krishna’s Leadership It Has Only Shown Signs of Improving]
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*[http://techrights.org/2020/10/24/militarised-elephants/ The Militarised Elephant in the Room Still Commands a Lot of Free Software Development]
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*[http://techrights.org/2020/10/02/ibm-swpats-2020/ Beyond Shameful: Microsoft and IBM Lobbyist David Kappos Uses COVID-19 Lies to Push for Software Patents From the Back Door, Undermining What Courts Have Determined]
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*[http://techrights.org/2020/09/29/red-hat-spam/ Under IBM’s Leadership Red Hat Becomes a SPAM Marketing Operation, Sending Mass Mails Without Authorisation and Making It Impossible to Unsubscribe]
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*[http://techrights.org/2020/08/11/ibm-antitrust-resources/ United States v IBM Archives/Resources]
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*[http://techrights.org/2020/08/08/fud-not-a-microsoft-thing/ Fearmongering Was Originally an IBM Thing, Not a Microsoft Thing]
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*[http://techrights.org/2020/08/08/ibm-white-power/ OpenPOWER or Just White POWER?]
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*[http://techrights.org/2020/06/10/ibm-hardly-changing/ The Only Thing Worse Than Proprietary Software Companies is Proprietary Software Companies That Patent Algorithms]
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*[http://techrights.org/2020/06/06/ibm-and-microsoft/ Two Things IBM and Microsoft Have in Common: Layoffs and Fake Hype Like ‘Clown Computing’ and ‘Hey Hi’ (AI) as Perceived ‘Opportunity’ for ‘Growth’]
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*[http://techrights.org/2020/02/13/free-software-is-being-abandoned-by-opponents-of-software-patents-and-its-being-attacked-by-patent-trolls/ Free Software is Being Abandoned by Opponents of Software Patents and It’s Being Attacked by Patent Trolls]
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*[http://techrights.org/2019/11/20/red-hat-and-microsoft-trolls/ Microsoft and IBM Are the Patent Trolls, They Won’t Protect Us From Trolls]
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http://beginnersinvest.about.com/library/titans/bl-billgatesinterview3.htm
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== 2014 ==
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"We bend over backwards to make sure we're not getting a special
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* [http://techrights.org/2014/01/26/death-knell-by-nsa/ IBM Shows That Collaborations With the NSA Are a Company’s Death Knell]
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advantage," Bill Gates March 1991
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http://www.chanlaw.com/news/Gates.pdf
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== 2013 ==
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"There is a very clean separation between our operating systems business
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* [http://techrights.org/2013/05/22/siia-lobby/ IBM Ignores Small Companies’ Interests, Denies Patent Scope is a Problem, Focusing on Its Own Problems (Trolls) Instead]
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and our applications business... It's like the separation between church
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* [http://techrights.org/2013/05/12/todd-simpson-and-trolls/ Todd Simpson From Mozilla Joined an Angry Patent Troll, IBM Tries to Warp Debate About Software Patents to Focus Just on Trolls]
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and state.", Steve Ballmer 1983
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* [http://techrights.org/2013/05/20/ofe-book/ IBM-backed Book on ‘Open Innovation’]
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http://www.theregister.co.uk/2000/05/08/splitting_ms_and_the_great/
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== 2012 ==
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==IBM Microsoft Joint Development Agreement==
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* [http://techrights.org/2012/11/21/just-protectionism-from-uspto/ Kappos/IBM Part of the Patent Monopolies Disease, Enabling Cartels]
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* [http://techrights.org/2012/11/14/foss-hostile-legal-frameworks/ IBM Propaganda for Software Patents Rebutted by Masnick]
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* [http://techrights.org/2012/08/25/ibm-joins-foss-enemies/ IBM, Microsoft, and the BSA Promote Software Patents in New Zealand Behind the Scenes]
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* [http://techrights.org/2012/01/13/ibm-and-uspto/ [With IBM Executive Running the USPTO, IBM Tops Patent Monopolists List]
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== 2011 ==
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: "IBM" .. and "MS" .. desire to establish .. a working relationship .. for evaluating the feasibility of and/or developing systems software products based upon IBM PC DOS and/or MS DOS including Linkers and Basic Interpreters, but excluding other languages;
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* [http://techrights.org/2011/09/15/brutal-nature-of-patents/ Google’s IBM Patents Feast: Good or Bad?]
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* [http://techrights.org/2011/06/03/international-business-machines-on-swpats/ IBM Brings OIN-Like Mentality to Europe]
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* [http://techrights.org/2011/06/02/candid-suggestion-for-ibm/ IBM Needs to Explain Office Suite Patents (and How Bill Gates Was Attacking Interoperability With Lotus, Using Patents Against OpenOffice.org)]
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* [http://techrights.org/2011/06/01/ibm-pr-fails/ IBM PR is ‘Shaping’ the News (and Asks to Remain Secret)]
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* [http://techrights.org/2011/06/01/ibm-takes-odf-to-another-level/ IBM Takes ODF to Another Level]
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* [http://techrights.org/2011/05/22/ibm-worth-more-than-microsoft/ Microsoft is in a Freefall, IBM Surpasses it in Value]
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* [http://techrights.org/2011/05/09/ibm-and-google-swpats/ IBM and Google Still Not Committed to Crushing Software Patents]
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* [http://techrights.org/2011/05/05/what-microsoft-will-do-about-mono/ Groklaw Worried About Novell Polluting Ubuntu With Mono, IBM’s Open Source VP Thinks Microsoft Might Scoop Mono]
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* [http://techrights.org/2011/03/04/federal-government-vs-mpeg-la/ US Justice Department Takes on the MPEG Cartel as IBM Distances Itself From Cartel Defenders]
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* [http://techrights.org/2011/02/25/uspto-assisting-monopoly/ When Microsoft and IBM Met Intellectual Protectionism]
 +
* [http://techrights.org/2011/02/10/mike-milinkovich-on-swpats/ Eclipse Foundation Director: “Software Patents Are Basically a Bad Idea”; IBM Still Celebrating Patents]
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* [http://techrights.org/2011/01/18/ibm-controversial-patents/ Big Blue’s Winter of Shame]
 +
* [http://techrights.org/2011/01/14/bsa-loses-key-members/ EMC, IBM, HP, and SAP Dump the BSA]
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: "MS Code", for the purposes of this Agreement, shall mean .. pre-existing computer programs and Derivative Works thereof, owned by MS ..
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== 2010 ==
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: In the event that MS desires to use the services of any third parties who are not employees of MS in its performance under this agreement, MS shall provide IBM with written notice of the third parties identities and the tasks performed ..
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* [http://techrights.org/2010/12/04/peer-to-patent-swpats-reborn/ With IBM Funding, Microsoft Software Patents Are Targeted by Peer To Patent]
 +
* [http://techrights.org/2010/11/27/swpats-ripe-for-abuse/ IBM and Tandberg Abuse Software Patents by Using Them to Rip Off Real Innovators]
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* [http://techrights.org/2010/11/12/pseudo-standards-rand-lobby/ IBM’s Rob Weir Argues TalkStandards.com is Fronting for Microsoft, Steve Mutkoski (Microsoft) to Lobby for Patented Standards at Transformational Government Workshop]
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* [http://techrights.org/2010/10/10/professor-geim-on-patents/ What IBM, Apple, and Pharmaceutical Giants Could Learn From Andre Konstantinovich Geim]
 +
* [http://techrights.org/2010/08/21/florian-blames-ibm-for-death/ Campaigner for Hire Blames IBM for Air Crash]
 +
* [http://techrights.org/2010/08/16/gartner-group-lotus-fud/ IBM Challenges Gartner Group’s Credibility]
 +
* [http://techrights.org/2010/07/27/financier-of-antitrust-attacks-on-linux/ Antitrust Attacks on IBM Carried Out by Microsoft and its “Satellite Proxies,” According to IBM]
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* [http://techrights.org/2010/07/10/hartmut-pilch-on-swpats/ Patents Roundup: FFII Founder on IBM, Shazam Has No Case, Microsoft Wants to ‘Own’ Page-flipping, and Software Freedom is Hurt]
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* [http://techrights.org/2010/07/05/lobby-against-microsoft-competitors/ “Florian Mueller Appears to be Assigned to IBM Whereas Monty Seems to be Pointed at Oracle.”]
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* [http://techrights.org/2010/04/25/ibm-and-novell-copycats/ IBM Should Have Gone With rPath]
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* [http://techrights.org/2010/04/06/big-blue-patent-monster/ IBM Uses Software Patents Aggressively]
 +
* [http://techrights.org/2010/06/29/ibm-paranoia/ IBM’s Black Helicopters]
 +
* [http://techrights.org/2010/06/28/recommending-attitude-changes/ Recommendations for OIN, IBM, and Florian Müller]
 +
* [http://techrights.org/2010/04/22/msft-patent-racket-and-ibm/ IBM Might Pay Microsoft Even More for Imaginary Software Patents (in Linux) Through SUSE/Novell]
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* [http://techrights.org/2010/04/21/sun-office-odf-plugin-not-free/ OpenDocument Format (ODF) Shows That It Would Have Been Better If IBM Bought Sun]
 +
* [http://techrights.org/2010/04/14/msft-harassing-competition-swpat/ Patents Roundup: IBM, TurboHercules, Microsoft, New Zealand, Palm, and CompTIA]
 +
* [http://techrights.org/2010/04/09/negotiating-competitor-departure-from-turf/ Why IBM Does Deserve Scrutiny (Updated)]
 +
* [http://techrights.org/2010/04/06/ibm-dark-side/ IBM’s Day of Shame]
 +
* [http://techrights.org/2010/04/06/ibm-on-withdrawing-microsofts-ooxml/ IBM on Withdrawing Microsoft’s OOXML]
 +
* [http://techrights.org/2010/02/15/else-joins-limo-foundation/ Patents Roundup: IBM Helps Software Patents Spread to India and Gets Sued for Patent Violations; ELSE Joins LiMo Patent Pool]
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* [http://techrights.org/2010/01/14/free-software-replacing-microsoft/ GNU/Linux (or Google and IBM) is Replacing Microsoft]
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Boca Raton Area Counsel
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== 2009 ==
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International Business Machines Corporation
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* [http://techrights.org/2009/12/31/patent-on-abbreviations/ David Kappos Can Reprimand IBM for Mocking the USPTO’s Intelligence]
 +
* [http://techrights.org/2009/12/24/ibm-and-bilski-clarification/ Patents Roundup: IBM Patents Patent Harvesting, Bilski Still in IBM’s David Kappos Hands to Decide]
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* [http://techrights.org/2009/12/21/neon-news-microsoft-mono/ Neon Challenges IBM’s GNU/Linux Mainframes, EU Challenges IE Bundling, and Microsoft Helps Push Mono and Moonlight Into GNU/Linux]
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* [http://techrights.org/2009/11/11/open-forum-europe-on-eif/ IBM and Open Forum Europe Address European Interoperability Framework (EIF) Fiasco]
 +
* [http://techrights.org/2009/10/09/ibm-in-antitrust-probe/ The Microsoft Lobby and Heavy Investments Put IBM in Antitrust Probe]
 +
* [http://techrights.org/2009/07/30/apple-ibm-and-microsoft/ Masters of FUD: Apple, IBM, and Microsoft]
 +
* [http://techrights.org/2009/07/21/sco-bankruptcy-ibm/ IBM’s Latest Filing Regarding SCO Bankruptcy Mentions “Fraud”]
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* [http://techrights.org/2009/06/09/ibm-vs-ms-propaganda-sites/ Important Precedence: IBM Threatens to Sue Microsoft Over Propaganda Site]
 +
* [http://techrights.org/2009/06/05/what-bilski-means-to-ibm-ms/ Patents Roundup: What Bilski Means to IBM, Microsoft; Patent Trolls Still Win]
 +
* [http://techrights.org/2009/05/30/dojo-community-hostile-patent/ Patents Roundup: IBM/Dojo, Patent Punishments, and Europe’s Race to Community(-Hostile) Patent]
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* [http://techrights.org/2009/05/08/microsoft-fragments-odf/ Microsoft Fragments ODF While Trying to Paint it as “IBM Thing”]
 +
* [http://techrights.org/2009/05/11/ibm-and-software-patents/ IBM’s Missed Opportunity to Help Free Software]
 +
* [http://techrights.org/2009/05/06/embrace-extend-and-expel/ Embrace, Extend, and Microsoft Wants to Toss IBM Out of ODF]
 +
* [http://techrights.org/2009/04/03/microsoft-novell-vs-ibm-sun/ Microsoft and Novell (Almost Merged) versus IBM and Sun (to be Merged)]
 +
* [http://techrights.org/2009/03/30/prof-walter-tichy-hired-to-shill/ Microsoft Pays Professor to Write a Paper Against IBM’s GNU/Linux-Powered Mainframes]
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* [http://techrights.org/2009/01/20/t3-lawsuit-ibm/ Has Microsoft Just Invested in Another Lawsuit Against IBM?]
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P.O. Box 1328
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== 2008 ==
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Boca, Raton Florida 33432
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* [http://techrights.org/2008/12/08/ibm-oin-and-software-patents/ Memo to IBM: Enough with Software Patents, Please]
 +
* [http://techrights.org/2008/09/02/ibm-influence-in-novell/ IBM Influence in Novell]
 +
* [http://techrights.org/2008/11/05/ibm-vp-on-mono-lie-silver-lie/ IBM Vice President: Requires Silverlight? No Thanks.]
 +
* [http://techrights.org/2008/11/03/bilski-ibm-on-software-patents/ Time for IBM to Take the Lead a ‘Pull a re Bilski’ on Software Patents]
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* [http://techrights.org/2008/10/03/an-issue-of-patents/ A Question About Patents: IBM, OIN, Linux Foundation, and Novell]
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* [http://techrights.org/2008/09/25/bis-ibm-and-canning-iso/ India Might Can ISO; IBM Opposition Backed by LF, Seeks Broader Crowd]
 +
* [http://techrights.org/2008/06/22/novell-microsoft-ip-strange/ Novell, Microsoft… and IBM… Maybe Oracle Too (Part II)]
 +
* [http://techrights.org/2008/06/21/novell-microsoft-ibm-oracle/ Novell, Microsoft… and IBM… Maybe Oracle Too (Part I)]
 +
* [http://techrights.org/2008/04/05/microsoft-ibm-epa-proxy/ Did Microsoft Attack IBM by Proxy to Restrain OOXML Critics?]
 +
* [http://techrights.org/2008/02/23/ibm-on-open-source-standards/ IBM on Open Source, Standards, and OOXML (Video)]
 +
* [http://techrights.org/2008/01/04/ibm-patent-filing-machine/ Does IBM Keep Patent Trolls on Their Toes by Overwhelming the USPTO?]
 +
* [http://techrights.org/2008/01/23/bob-sutor-on-mono/ Quick Mention: No Mono for IBM’s Standards Vice President]
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* [http://techrights.org/2008/01/22/ooxml-lies-trolling-from-microsoft/ Microsoft et al Caught Trolling — Lying About IBM and OOXML]
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== 2007 ==
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June 10 1985
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* [http://techrights.org/2007/11/15/lobbying-comptia-ooxml/ Microsoft Lobbies for OOXML Through Proxies, IBM Does Its Own Legwork]
 +
* [http://techrights.org/2007/11/27/mono-free-linux/ IBM’s Standards Vice President Asks About Mono-free Linux]
 +
* [http://techrights.org/2007/10/20/kernel-novell-changeset/ Novell Still Behind Red Hat and IBM in Terms of Linux Contributions]
 +
* [http://techrights.org/2007/08/13/ibm-on-microsoft-novell-deal/ IBM’s Perspective on the Novell/Microsoft Deal (Video)]
 +
* [http://techrights.org/2010/06/10/celebrating-mainframe/ IBM Uses Novell to Take Market Share From Rivals Like Oracle]
 +
* [http://techrights.org/2007/05/12/ibm-novell-code-ip/ Novell Sidles with IBM’s Rival, Repeats Mistakes]
 +
* [http://techrights.org/2007/05/04/novell-ibm-opinion/ Speculation: IBM Will Buy Novell]
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http://antitrust.slated.org/www.iowaconsumercase.org/011607/0000/PX00004.pdf
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== 2006 ==
 +
* [http://techrights.org/2006/12/08/ecma-open-xml-approved-despite-ibm-objection/ ECMA Open XML Approved Despite IBM Objection]
 +
= Antitrust Against Microsoft =
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== Microsoft is threatening our channel ==
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IBM's story about Microsoft is one of betrayal, abuse, and technical sabotage. There are also actions like litigation or harassment by proxy, e.g. [[TurboHercules vs IBM]]. Some of the rogue behaviour was documented in the exhibits below.
 +
== Background ==
 +
* [[IBM's software ambitions]] (Exhibit PLEX0_6195)
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* [[The IBM/MS partnership in action]] (Exhibit PX02714)
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Mary Murphy
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== OS/2 ==
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: Frank,
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=== Microsoft for OS/2 ===
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: I need your help to verify what I recently learned from the industry analyst I have researching EMS and Microsoft's strategy's acceptance by our customers. While I was obtaining a status on the market research, I probed for preliminary results. She mentioned that "Microsoft is threatening your channel if they don't sell MS Mail exclusively."
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* [[IBM Microsoft Joint Development Agreement]] (Exhibit PX00004)
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* [[Steve Ballmer: I was enthustiac that we shipped OS/2]] (Exhibit PX_8742)
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* [[Steve Ballmer: Our goal of making OS/2 the next generation OS]] (Exhibit PX00031)
 +
* [[Bill Gates: OS/2 the next standard in personal computing]] (Exhibit PX00067)
 +
* [[IBM Microsoft agreement]] (Exhibit PX00004)
 +
* [[Establishing OS/2  as the dominant workstation standard]] (Exhibit PX00068)
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* [[Our OS /2 and a new deal for IBM]] (Exhibit PX04356)
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* [[Re-code MS applications for OS/2]] (Exhibit )
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: (Kirty. since cc:mail is the product at highest risk, you might also want to check on the channel from your end. We'll share with you what we find out.)
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=== Studying OS/2 ===
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* [[Zenith provides drivers for Microsoft OS/2]] (Exhibit PX00006)
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* [[Development of a Learning OS/2 product]] (Exhibit PX00011)
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* [[The superiority of PM on OS/2]] (Exhibit PX00031)
 +
* [[Microsoft attends the 1989 IBM PS/2 forum]] (Exhibit PX00082)
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* [[The Bill Gates and Steve Ballmer priority list]] (Exhibit PX04110)
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* [[Forked tongues at Redmond]] (Exhibit PX04182)
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* [[OS/2 Windows comparison]] (Exhibit PX05065)
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: Microsoft is "playing hardball," according to the analyst. They bare working very closely with "MS friendlies" in our accounts to feed evaluation groups misinformation about Notes which minimizes it, and upset or delay sales ..
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=== Attack on OS/2 ===
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http://iowa.gotthefacts.org/011607/7000/PX07717.pdf
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* [[Divorce is inevitable]] (Exhibit PX09527)
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* [[OS/2 Crush Plan]] (Exhibit PX02119)
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* [[Microsoft abandoned their OS/2 customers]] (Exhibit PX02233)
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* [[Our Chinese wall never existed]] (Exhibit px07703)
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* [[Microsoft is threatening our channel]] (Exhibit PX07717)
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* [[Keeping IBM out of the OEMs]] (Exhibit PX09426_A)
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* [[Kempin: OS/2 is still alive]] (Exhibit PLEX0_2494)
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* [[Kempin: we need a hit team to attack IBM]] (Exhibit PLEX0_2058)
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* [[Pitching OS/2 FUD to the Press]] (Exhibit PX04115_T)
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* [[Say WindowsPC not IBM compatible]] (Exhibit PX04490)
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* [[Compaq going to bundle OS/2 - bad]] (Exhibit PX05063)
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* [http://techrights.org/2010/12/23/attack-plan/ EN/ES: Microsoft’s OS/2 Attack Plan] (original at: [http://www.groklaw.net/article.php?story=20101219121621828 "IBM's ATTACK PLAN"]) (Exhibit PX01116)
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==   keeping IBM out of the OEMs .. ==
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== More Conflicts ==
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* [[Take the risk against our "even playing field"]] (Exhibit PX09449)
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* [[The biggest advantage in getting involved with Microsoft]] (Exhibit PX00063)
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* [[Windows first OS/2 eventually strategy]] (Exhibit PX00086)
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* [[Lessons learned from Blue Janus]] (Exhibits PX07456 and PX07454)
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* [[J. Michael to Bill Gates: port Windows app to OS/2]] (Exhibit PX00086)
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* [[Marshall Goldberg: the IBM trojan horse and the PC Company]] (Exhibit PX04244)
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* [[Our spy at IBM]] (Exhibit PX04267)
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== Microsoft Lock-in ==
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* [[IBM on Microsoft Lock-in]] (Exhibit PX02282)
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* [[IBM on designated systems]] (Exhibit PX02452)
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* [[IBM Confidential Java Strategy Update]] (Exhibit PX02712)
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* [[Microsoft controls IBM's destiny]] (Exhibit PX04455)
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* [http://boycottnovell.com/2009/01/24/ms-multi-boot-sabotage/ Microsoft praises OS/2, then sabotages it]
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* [http://boycottnovell.com/2009/06/17/steve-ballmer-crimes-vs-os2/ How Steve Ballmer (and Colleagues) Deliberately Sabotaged OS/2]
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This index deals with Techrights articles about IBM, as well as (further down the bottom) Comes vs Microsoft court exhibits which offer a glance at the history of Microsoft abuse. For a concise summary of some of the exhibits, see "Petition text - overview". See the IBM Archive for a more complete listing of posts.

For more recently relevant material we precede this page with articles about IBM's changing tone/tune/attitude, exacerbating around the time they sought to oust community leaders in favour of corporate actors.

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Intolerance at IBM (Incomplete List From 2020-2021)

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2021 Onwards

2020 (Patents Focus)

2014

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2009

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Antitrust Against Microsoft

IBM's story about Microsoft is one of betrayal, abuse, and technical sabotage. There are also actions like litigation or harassment by proxy, e.g. TurboHercules vs IBM. Some of the rogue behaviour was documented in the exhibits below.

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OS/2

Microsoft for OS/2

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Microsoft Lock-in

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