05.16.22

Reminder: Linux Foundation’s Last IRS Filing is Very Old (Same Year the CFO Left)

Posted in Finance at 8:42 am by Dr. Roy Schestowitz

As of this morning:

Linux Foundation and IRS

Summary: People really need to ask the Linux Foundation, directly, why its filings are years behind; this seems like a sensitive subject

05.03.22

Financialization of the EPO Will Doom Europe’s Largest Patent Office

Posted in Europe, Finance, Fraud, Patents at 2:01 pm by Dr. Roy Schestowitz

Is the EPO an investment bank
Busy turning the Office into a “24/7″ “day and night” bank, working around the clock and treating monopolies as products

Summary: The EPO is being killed off and effectively sold by Benoît Battistelli and his close friend António Campinos, who comes from a rogue banking sector; they’ve lowered the legitimacy of patents very considerably (now they pursue a court system which would/can allow European software patents) as well as the quality of examination/examiners because it’s more profitable to just allow everything

LAST year we noted and quoted that “[t]he EPO is wasting money on stock market gambling,” having spoken to another person who further asserted that “they start to bring in more money through gambling than through the normal work activities. At that point the normal work activities become a charade at best, so they can pretend that they are active in a particular field of endeavor. More often the normal work activities just get in the way of the gambling so in response any staff still involved in normal work activities get fired in one way or another.”

“They pretend things are improving, even as they rapidly get a lot worse and slip out of hand (or tongue).”Remember that the EPO is gradually being privatised (even outsourced to Belarus, way outside the EPO and outside the EU) and eventually treated like a for-profit corporation; see the job titles in today's top-level management of the EPO. Suffice to say, the quality of work/workers/service is deliberately lowered for the sake of “profits” and of course part of that is just lying about “customer experience” etc.

They pretend things are improving, even as they rapidly get a lot worse and slip out of hand (or tongue). These are not public servants but self-serving autocrats.

As our associate put it today, “the privatisation scam is hitting the EPO, soon they will move to financialization and patents won’t even be a charade/fascade, they will simply spend all their time and money “investing” in stocks all the while declaring themselves a patent office.”

See the paper “Beware Financialization, Attractive and Dangerous, but Mostly Dangerous” by Donald Tomaskovic-Devey.

Beware Financialization, Attractive and Dangerous, but Mostly Dangerous

05.01.22

Teaser: Fortunately Stable

Posted in Deception, Europe, Finance, Humour, Patents at 8:39 pm by Dr. Roy Schestowitz

My income and my fortune from the EPO is fortunately stable

Summary: Andrej Bakhirev (et al) from SaM has made millions from the EPO while Benoît Battistelli took away permanent contracts from EPO staff and António Campinos lowered salaries, pensions etc. (based on complete lies)

04.17.22

[Meme] Godly Oversight at the EPO

Posted in Europe, Finance, Patents at 11:06 am by Dr. Roy Schestowitz

Run is like a bank
Converting monopolies into money. At whose expense?

Summary: The EPO will never be the same; for 12 years it has been governed by gangsters, mobsters or banksters from France [1, 2]; they don’t know how patents work and they run the EPO like its sole goal is to make money, so they’ve obliterated oversight and brag about revenue (while granting hundreds of thousands of invalid monopolies in Europe)

04.09.22

[Meme] EPO Moving Backwards

Posted in Europe, Finance, Patents at 6:02 pm by Dr. Roy Schestowitz

Inflation? Let's take salaries down
Violating the EPC, using a lie

Summary: As we’ve just seen, the EPO isn’t interested in employing the people it absolutely must employ

03.31.22

Aaron Wolf on Funding Freedom-Respecting Software

Posted in Finance, Free/Libre Software at 12:13 am by Dr. Roy Schestowitz

Video download link

Summary: This talk was uploaded 12 hours ago. “Aaron is co-founder of Snowdrift.coop and a long-time free software and free culture activist,” the description says. “In his day job as an independent music teacher, he pushes his students to use free/libre tools and release their music under free licenses. This talk is a discussion of the economic distinctions between private goods, club goods, commons, and public goods; and why software freedom struggles to get economically supported.”

Licence: CC BY SA 4.0

03.13.22

It’s Almost Spring 2022 and Linux Foundation’s Latest Available IRS Filing is From 2018, Over 90% of the Budget Goes to US

Posted in Deception, Finance, GNU/Linux, Kernel at 6:02 pm by Dr. Roy Schestowitz

Last year: No Linux Foundation IRS Disclosures Since 2018

Linux Foundation' filings
Nothing has progressed since we checked last year (screenshot is minutes old)

Linux Foundation's foreign pot
Hardly an internationalist

Summary: Another year has passed and one has to wonder if the Zemlin-led PAC is having trouble with the IRS

Remember: The seats at the Linux Foundation are for sale:

Drew DeVault on Linux Foundation

Linux Foundation evil

03.12.22

[Meme] EPO Behaving Like a Bank, Not Like a Patent Office

Posted in Europe, Finance, Patents at 9:45 am by Dr. Roy Schestowitz

EPO: More fee hikes. Also EPO: Lowered pensions.

Summary: The EPO has long behaved like its sole goal was money maximisation, not science, let alone compliance with the EPC, so it’s hardly surprising that it is stiffing its very own workers (who do and did all the actual work)

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