07.03.07

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The ”Show Us the Code” Anti-FUD Campaign Shut Down Through Threats (Updated)

Posted in FUD, Microsoft at 5:28 am by Dr. Roy Schestowitz

Last month we mentioned the “Show Us the Code” project, which returned to the limelight in the form of a video. The blog has been fairly dormant, but that project seemed supportive towards our causes.

It has just come to my attention that the founder’s job had come under threat simply because he demanded the truth. His freedom of speech is jeopardy. Have a look:

The following day at the place of my employment though was an odd one. My manager called me into a closed door meeting between myself and him. His managers and in fact the CIO of the company I was employed at had it brought to their attention that I had an “anti-microsoft” site. It was also brought to my attention the Fortune 1000 company I worked for was a direct partner with Microsoft.

More here:

THE LONG ARM OF THE Vole [Microsoft] silenced a popular “Show Us the Code” campaign started by a blogger.

This sounds like Groklaw-type harassments. Watch this space as I shall be posting updates to this item.

Update: I have had the chance to read and study the details more carefully. It’s easier to digest now. This story and its consequences may not be as severe as it initially sounded.

One of the more recent items on this topic can be found here. It refers to early attempts to discourage and intercept bloggers who are after the truth (not slander). Having been involved in Groklaw for over a year (mainly behind the scenes), I am disgusted to see how multi-mil/billion-dollar companies are allowed to engage in such unethical behaviour. Provided that a person expresses his/her modest opinions outside working hours, it is a simply case where freedom of speech sees daylight. Suppression of criticism should not be tolerated because it undermines the foundation of a democratic and free society. If this Web site ever comes under similar pressure, then we truly hope that our readers will offer their support.

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  1. dd said,

    July 3, 2007 at 9:05 am

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    Just for clairification. I didn’t state i would be fired if i didn’t stop posting. I stopped posting due to the false accusation that i was representing my company, on my own accord. I stopped posting to not make waves.

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