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Microsoft is Not an Open Source Company But Microsoft Bribed and Took Over Many Open Source Authorities (Rivals’ Voice Hijacked)

Posted in Deception, Free/Libre Software, GNU/Linux, Microsoft at 7:08 am by Dr. Roy Schestowitz

Hostile takeovers, scuttling the opposition from within

Promoting Microsoft and/or taking over GNU/Linux. Mission accomplished.

Summary: Free/Open Source software (FOSS) and GNU/Linux are being taken over by Microsoft moles, bought by Microsoft Corporation, and the collective voice of the alternative to Microsoft and Windows is being muzzled (they tell us they “love” us while they’re attacking us and sometimes suing us)

TECHRIGHTS has spent this horrible year (for FOSS) refocusing on Microsoft’s attacks. Readers tell us that 2019 was a terrible year for FOSS for a number of reasons and we agree. This is why we’re revisiting many of these issues, notably the infiltrations facilitated by the likes of Jim Zemlin, who turned Linux.com into a Microsoft propaganda site. A site called Linux.com nowadays helps the corporate media spread Microsoft’s lies. It’s really that bad.

David told us (in IRC), “here is one of those stories that maybe needs a little more attention…”

“Basically,” he summarised, it explains “that Microsoft is developing AI for Chinese government use for facial recognition etc. and openwashing it through OpenAI…

“A site called Linux.com nowadays helps the corporate media spread Microsoft’s lies.”“We all know what media would have said had Google done this in China,” I responded, “but much less has been said about what Microsoft is doing there,” he added, pretty much finishing my thought. “So I thought it was an interesting article about the “new” Microsoft…”

There’s another disturbing new piece; dated yesterday, some readers sent it to us and mentioned it in IRC. It’s written by former The Register staff, Ashlee Vance, who left a long time ago to work for more mainstream media; it certainly seems like he has become a Microsoft propagandist for the same publisher as that of Dina Bass (doing Microsoft puff pieces for well over decade). Benjamin Henrion joked, “Github is now ICE resistant!”

So some piece of proprietary software from Microsoft now paints itself as champion and guardian of FOSS?

THIS. IS. INSANE!

“So some piece of proprietary software from Microsoft now paints itself as champion and guardian of FOSS?”The piece is classic Microsoft propaganda (“GitHub is preparing for a different kind of the end of the world.”) which glorifies GitHub. Nat Friedman is pronounced “NOT a friend, MAN!” He has long been a turncoat, a mole, a proprietary software infiltrator. These people are no FOSS allies. He had come from Microsoft, came to FOSS, did a lot of damage, and then came back to Microsoft.

Now they talk about safety vaults? After attacking FOSS?

Remember that Microsoft is working for the Pentagon and ICE.

Another reader has noticed and alerted us about this new article in which Mac Asay is citing Microsoft as a source… regarding security of its very opposition!!

Who does Microsoft think it is? So now it’s lecturing us on security of FOSS? The company that puts back doors in everything?

“It’s like Microsoft controls every meaningful group that’s associated with FOSS now. Mission accomplished?”Where are defenders against this malicious entryism? Have they all been bribed and co-opted? It certainly seems so sometimes.

When Sonatype doesn’t badmouth FOSS it works for Microsoft more directly to then (yesterday) find itself boosted by the Linux Foundation. So yet more GitHub/Microsoft propaganda from the Linux Foundation. It’s like Microsoft controls every meaningful group that’s associated with FOSS now. Mission accomplished?

Microsoft has not changed; the PR strategy has.

“This is WAR, and in that regard, I believe we should design Janus such that if this multiboot partition (has a unique partition number (11)) is found, we should warn the user a foreign OS has been detected, give them a chance to exit and read the docs and possibly make a backup, and then repartition the disk, removing the multiboot partition. This way, we disable OS/2 2.0 in *all* cases.”

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