02.19.08

Microsoft’s [OOXML] Evangelism is War: Full Text

Posted in Antitrust, Microsoft, Open XML at 1:19 am by Dr. Roy Schestowitz

We have sent some text over to Groklaw which transformed the Evangelism is War antitrust exhibit into plain text. Here is the summary of this text, which generates a lot of discussion at the moment.

In the section of an internal manual on effective evangelism, written in 1997 by James Plamondon, Technical Evangelist, he lays out an elaborate series of steps to get Microsoft’s platforms accepted as de facto standards. Among the steps lists are working behind the scenes with supposedly independent but actually pliable and supportive analysts and consultants.

This full text will gain a high level of visibility. The Slashdot crowd is possibly on its way. Microsoft’s binary soup will have some frogs leaping out of it just days ahead of the BRM’s opening. Thanks to Slated for extracting text of interest from the document.

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4 Comments

  1. Victor Soliz said,

    February 19, 2008 at 8:21 am

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    Should be a mandatory read. Exercise: Read it but replace win32 with .net and WLM with MONO.

  2. Roy Schestowitz said,

    February 19, 2008 at 8:30 am

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    The means by which the goal is reached might be different through. Rather than domination through ‘platform as a standard’ they want to capture developers and assert patent rights (that’s where Mono and Miguel come into play). I’ll write more about the development bit tonight. Microsoft is pushing for teenagers to become locked in, hurting both Adobe (proprietary) and FOSS in the process, among other competitive parties.

  3. Victor Soliz said,

    February 19, 2008 at 1:02 pm

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    Look at this one: http://developers.slashdot.org/article.pl?sid=08/02/19/157208

  4. Roy Schestowitz said,

    February 19, 2008 at 6:12 pm

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    Thanks. I haven’t missed this story. I was going to write about it later when I find the time.

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