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Microsoft Employee Enters General Web Forums to Push OOXML; Partners and Consultants Join Discussions

The voices of money, as opposed to the voices of many

Surely enough, the following is not an isolated incident. We saw some other examples before.




     Message-ID: <c81343f4-3cc1-4ec7-8e3e-4ecaf91cdfaa@s13g2000prd.googlegroups.com>      From: peterwn <peterwn@paradise.net.nz>      Date: Sat, 29 Mar 2008 17:33:06 -0700 (PDT)

Similar problems 'down under' on nz.comp . Some geezer called Brett Roberts used to post occasionally but he got pulled apart over a pro-OOXML posting. He is actually a Micro$oft employee and has been trying to get a OOXML 'yes' vote from NZ.

I think they operate through local nyms such a Mickey Mouse, Impossible and Fred Dagg . 'Impossible' is a nasty thing to deal with, always wants the last word - hence very long threads.




As we pointed out the other day, [cref 2973 Microsoft fans], whose career depends on Microsoft, continue to push for OOXML along with Microsoft. Here you have even Novell's de Icaza getting criticised again for his stance.

Why Miguel, Why?



[...]

You seem completely unfazed by the questionable tactics Microsoft has employed to try to ram this spec down the ISO's throat.

Maybe it is time for you to get back to your roots. Your entanglement in Microsoft technology has become more troubling every year. It is as if, you cannot see the thorns of the brambles you are wading through. It troubles me personally, the free desktop world needs good coders and if nothing else you certainly are that.


The 'Microsoft Puppets' at the Burton Group [1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24] (chiefly Peter O’Kelly) are already doing some more Microsoft OOXML PR work over at the Microsoft Blog.

Just as a reminder, see the group's role and be aware that they were rewarded handsomely by Microsoft for consulting contracts and spreading of their name. This just comes to show the level of corruption in this industry. It's not analysts, it's mouthpieces up for hire. Many journalists are easily fooled by them.

"I am convinced we have to use Windows – this is the one thing they don’t have. We have to be competitive with features, but we need something more — Windows integration."

--Jim Allchin, Microsoft

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