LibreOffice: Pay Us to be Quoted, Be Promoted in Social Control Media, and Get a Keynote Speech Slot

Posted in Finance, Free/Libre Software, Marketing, Office Suites at 3:08 am by Dr. Roy Schestowitz

Published, then deleted, two years ago: Deleted Post: “LibreOffice is Becoming Dominated by a Bunch of Corporates, and Has no Place for the Enthusiastic Amateur.”

See the screenshot below. This will have a negative impact on neutrality (those with deeper pockets are prioritised). LibreOffice Conference Sponsor Packages, published hours ago:

LibreOffice sponsors
This event is to take place in Romania, where salaries are low; so if all you can afford to pay is 1,000 euros, you won’t be mentioned in the press release. It’s easier if you are German.

Summary: Conferences that advocate and present developments around Free software must prioritise top contributions, as measured in terms like effort (e.g. code) rather than money; for the third consecutive year LibreOffice (or TDF) gives a 'fast lane' reserved for corporations (deep pockets a prerequisite) and even turns its Twitter account into a marketing vessel


‘Linux’ Foundation Formally Selling SPAM Services in Violation of Terms of Services

Posted in Deception, Marketing, Microsoft at 1:26 pm by Dr. Roy Schestowitz

While pushing a “CoC” the Linux Foundation is shamelessly violating rules, breaking netiquette, and even sponsoring clickfraud (this has gone on for years already)

Marketing & Comms Services Requests

This links to Asana. And Asana is proprietary by the way!

Marketing & Comms Services Requests

Summary: The ‘Linux’ Foundation, governed by a fraud [1, 2, 3] family (the Zemlins), is basically breaking rules of the Internet in pursuit of money; it’s rather incredible that any person — let alone a company — would wish to associate with those frauds


MIT Technology Review Became ‘Spamfarm’ of Microsoft

Posted in Deception, Marketing, Microsoft at 12:03 am by Dr. Roy Schestowitz

Four days ago: MIT Technology Review is Running SPAM for Microsoft and Azure (Distracting From Mass Layoffs)

Two months ago: MIT Technology Review is Run by ‘Microsoft India’

What’s underneath a great digital commerce solution?

Here they go again…

Understanding the ethics of algorithms, AI, and automation with holistic AI
“AI” “AI” “AI” (HEY HI!)

An Infosys study on the adoption of AI in telecommunications
Hyping up “AI” for Microsoft et al under the guise of ‘study’, by paying for puff pieces about the ‘study’

The science behind AI-first transformations
More “HEY HI” chaff

Grooming cybersecurity sleuths with university education
100% of the ‘articles’ for that day are just paid-for spam… about “grooming“??? 8 pieces on that one day (more than what’s shown here) were all sponsored. Their RSS feed too became marketing. The “sponsored” stuff isn’t being separated.

Protecting digital classes
Lobbying for Microsoft in schools? Or “grooming” officials?

Summary: The above is obviously not reporting; it’s just the latest example of MIT Technology Review turning from a reputable publisher into a “space for hire” presstitute of Microsoft and its proxies


The Impact of Microsoft Bribing the Media and Suppressing Facts That Are Rarely Mentioned (Despite Their High Importance)

Posted in Deception, Marketing, Microsoft at 5:20 am by Dr. Roy Schestowitz

Video download link | md5sum 2505cca4353b58b6a2bd075ca0a698b2
Facts About Microsoft
Creative Commons Attribution-No Derivative Works 4.0

Summary: Grifting Microsoft, propped up by bailout money and "defence" contracts from Trump and Biden, isn’t doing as well as Microsoft-funded media wants us to think; there are many layoffs, rapid erosion in market share, and deep losses in the buzzwords' departments

THE media has made it exceptionally easy to be cynical and sceptical of it. Yes, the media (or “mass” media, corporate media, mainstream media) is gaslighting people, lying to people, blaming the victims, and glorifying the criminals. It’s absurd, but that’s what happens when money buys “the news” and lobbying can become “reporting”.

As noted above, the GNU/Linux world isn’t immune to that. For instance, Clickfraud Spamnil [1, 2] (TFIR) is producing Microsoft spam this week, sponsored by ‘Linux’ Foundation. Yesterday we spoke about all the fake coverage that hyped up chaffbots, which months later seem like a forgotten fad.

“In order for the media to regain people’s trust it’ll need to act like media again.”We now have marketing/PR firms disguised as "news" sites, “journalists” (by their own description) that are funded by Microsoft, and even Florian Müller is back lobbying for Microsoft (people online call him out on it, noting the severe conflict of interest that goES back to the 1990s).

In order for the media to regain people’s trust it’ll need to act like media again.


Helsinki Times Shows Disturbing Trend of ‘News’ Sites Which Falsely Market Themselves to Readers

Posted in Deception, Marketing at 10:59 am by Dr. Roy Schestowitz

Who pays for these promotional buses/trains?

Helsinki Times Wikipedia

But what does the company actually do?

Public Relations is not just about spreading information or sending press releases. It starts from grasping and formulating an identity for your company, product or yourself.

Summary: There are many so-called ‘news’ sites that operate similarly but aren’t ever telling this to their audience (readers are the real “product”, sold to the real clients, who are the marketers and lobbyists); this silent takeover by Public Relations (PR) nonsense or even disinformation campaigns has become rampant in today’s World Wide Web; the Linux Foundation funds some of these sites

MIT Technology Review is Running SPAM for Microsoft and Azure (Distracting From Mass Layoffs)

Posted in Deception, Marketing, Microsoft at 10:45 am by Dr. Roy Schestowitz

Two months ago: MIT Technology Review is Run by ‘Microsoft India’

This week:

MIT and Microsoft

Summary: Over the past couple of months MIT Technology Review ran endless Microsoft puff pieces (we’ve attempted never to link to them; this was a daily occurrence, sometimes the majority of all new “content”), but the sponsorship isn’t so easy to hide anymore and it brings us back to the days MIT took bribes from Bill Gates via his close friend Jeffrey Epstein


New Business Model at OSI: Running Blog Ads for Sponsors (Not Just Microsoft)

Posted in Marketing, Microsoft, OSI at 10:21 pm by Dr. Roy Schestowitz

Just hours ago:

OSI ads

Summary: The OSI is obsolete; it’s just collecting advertising money and its staff is sponsored by Microsoft to lobby for Microsoft (and promote proprietary software of Microsoft)


MIT Technology Review is Run by ‘Microsoft India’

Posted in Deception, Marketing, Microsoft at 1:35 am by Dr. Roy Schestowitz

Related: Joi Ito Already Admitted on the Record That Bill Gates Had Paid MIT Through Jeffrey Epstein | Massachusetts Institute of Tall Tales (MIT) Covers Up Bill Gates Bribery of MIT Through a High-Profile Pedophile, Citing No Evidence Other Than Representatives of Gates Himself

Infosys puff
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There may be several more of these paid-for puff pieces for Infosys, a.k.a. ‘Microsoft India’ (they do some of Microsoft’s own operations). That’s like 80% of what they published yesterday!

Summary: Infosys was mentioned and promoted in at least half a dozen ‘articles’ in MIT Technology Review yesterday (there may be more; the above is not exhaustive); days prior to that MIT Technology Review published a lot of Microsoft SPAM that helped distract from Microsoft’s waves of layoffs, so this publication is clearly defunct (coverage ‘on sale’)

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