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IEEE Turns Young People Into Microsoft Customers



Summary: The IEEE is still helping Microsoft's indoctrination of the young with proprietary software

A FEW weeks ago we showed that "American EDGI" was turning more and more citizens of the United States into a voluntary workforce or contributors to Microsoft's monopoly, under the guise of "training" or "education" [1, 2]. It is not entirely by coincidence that Bill Gates is taking over the US education system [1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11], but the integrity of the IEEE, for which I wrote academic papers, is also at stake right now (see more about Elsevier). It was two years ago that the IEEE joined forced with the Microsoft-corrupted ISO right after the huge scandals.



Now, according to this report, the IEEE continues to lend itself for Microsoft to imprison young people, turning them into Microsoft clients despite the obvious ethical problems.

The Redmond giant is teaming up with industry standards body the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) to give its student members gratis access to Microsoft development software, training, and job opportunities.


Here is the page from the IEEE, but it gets worse. It's not just passive. The IEEE was previously accused of sending bulk mail to promote Microsoft products. The original post/reference that we had in mind had vanished, but we have a full copy (as there is none in the Web Archive):

Monday, July 21, 2008

IEEE wants its students to be slaves



Below is a message I just got from IEEE. I was a student member of IEEE and office bearer of my college's IEEE chapter. But I didnt renew my membership with several reasons including disagreement on such a great amount of knowledge being locked up behind their online digital library. Now, This is a message inviting me back to join IEEE offering non-free software from M$ for gratis.This has been shown as an attractive offer in the mail, But i feel it as a confirmation message not to join IEEE ever after.


May be this is the way that M$ and co sees as their next step for survival,to make the next generation to be technically dependent on their system. Once the coming generation too is locked up to their system as the ones are now, they can have a few more years to remain in power. By that time they can try all the country laws and organisational ethics having their profit motive philosophy as universal truth. It is very interesting to see these companies advertising their philosophy using the words "sharing" and "collaboration" the very same thing that they prohibit in a global scale!. If you want to give the next generation, atleast the freedoms that you can exercise now, Resist these measures to make these restricting systems to be the fundamental custom. The way m$ deals software is not the way it should be. With these guys continuing with their efforts, the best thing any father can do to his child is to make him free from any slavery and enable him to control his computer and preventing the computer controlling him. Total rejection of non-free software system is the way out for that. Best Wishes

---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: <XXXXXXX>
Date: Mon, Jul 21, 2008 at 8:16 PM
Subject: IEEE Student Members Get Free Software from Microsoft
To: xxxxxxx


IEEE The world's leading professional association
for the advancement of technology
Get Free Software From Microsoft:
Renew Your IEEE Student Membership Today!

Dear Shyam K,

IEEE Student Members are now taking advantage of a new member benefit: free Microsoft development tools, operating systems, and server software. IEEE and Microsoft (MSDNAA) have partnered to offer this special member benefit to active IEEE Student Members worldwide.

To qualify you must be an active student with a graduation date of 2009 or later.

How do I get started?

* Renew your 2008 IEEE Student membership online today. (USD$30 for students in the US and Canada and USD$25 for all other students).

* Within 8 days of your renewal and payment being processed and accepted, a separate e-mail (from elms_support@e-academy.com) with your user account and login information will be sent to the e-mail address on your IEEE record. Please make sure you provide your e-mail address during registration as that is the only way you will receive information about the offer.

* Use the login information you receive in the e-mail. Then you will be able to download your FREE Microsoft software.

One software license per student membership is allowed each year of active IEEE student or graduate student membership. License terms also require that software use is for educational and research purposes only. Students can obtain this software including updates to the latest versions as long as they are active IEEE Student members.

Over 50 Available titles to choose from:

* Vista Business Edition
* Visual Studio Team System - Microsoft's "top of the line" professional development tool!
* Expression Web Designer
* Project 2007
* Visio 2007
* Windows Server 2003
* Check out the complete list of software available

Don't delay. Begin the process for your Free software today!

Best regards,

Laura J. Durrett
Manager - Student Services
IEEE Member and Geographic Activities Department

-----------Mail Ends-----------
Here is the exhaustive list of chains used for slavery.
Access 2003,Access 2003 (Español),Access 2007,Compute Cluster Pack,Compute Cluster Pack SDK,Exchange Server 2007 Enterprise Edition,Exchange Server 2007 Standard Edition,Expression Blend,Expression Studio,Expression Web,InfoPath 2003,InfoPath 2003 Toolkit for Visual Studio Tools for Office 2005,InfoPath 2007,ISA Server 2006 Enterprise Edition,MapPoint 2004 European Edition - Setup Disk (1/2),MapPoint 2004 European Edition - Run Disk (2/2),MapPoint 2004 North America - Setup Disk (1/2),MapPoint 2004 North America - Run Disk (2/2),MELL - Developer Edition for MSDNAA,MSDN Library - April 2007 (DVD),MSDN Library - May 2660 - CD1,MSDN Library - May 2660 - CD2,MSDN Library - May 2660 - CD3,Office Groove 2007,Office Groove Server 2007,Office SharePoint Server 2007 Enterprise,Office SharePoint Server 2007 Standard,OneNote 2003,OneNote 2007,Project Professional 2003,Project Professional 2007,Project Server 2003,SharePoint Designer 2007,SQL Server 2005 Developer Edition - 32-bit - CD1,SQL Server 2005 Developer Edition - 32-bit - CD2,SQL Server 2005 Developer Edition - 64-bit Extended - CD1,SQL Server 2005 Developer Edition - 64-bit Extended - CD2,SQL Server 2005 Developer Edition - 64-bit Extended - DVD,SQL Server 2005 Developer Edition - 64-bit Itanium - DVD,SQL Server 2005 Workgroup Edition - 32-bit -0 DVD,Virtual PC 2004,Visio for Enterprise Architects,Visio Professional 2003 (Español),Visio Professional 2007,Visual Basic 2005 Express Edition,Visual C# 2005 Express Edition,Visual C++ 2005 Express Edition,Visual J# .NET,Visual j# 2005 Express Edition,Visual SourceSafe 6.0d,Visual Studio .NET 2003 Professional - Full Install,Visual Studio .NET 2005 Professional - Full Install,Visual Studio .NET 2002 - ISO Image - CD1 (Español),Visual Studio .NET 2002 - ISO Image - CD2 (Español),Visual Studio .NET 2002 - ISO Image - CD3 (Español),Visual Studio .NET 2002 - ISO Image - CD4 (Español),Visual Studio .NET 2002 - ISO Image - CD5 (Español),Visual Studio .NET 2002 (Full) (Español),Visual Studio 2005 Professional Edition CD1,Visual Studio 2005 Professional Edition CD2,Visual Studio 2005 Standard Edition CD1,Visual Studio 2005 Standard Edition CD2,Visual Studio 2005 Team Foundation Server Trial Edition,Visual Studio 2005 Team Suite - CD1,Visual Studio 2005 Team Suite - CD2,Visual Studio 2005 Team Suite - CD3,Visual Studio 2005 Team Test Load Agent Beta 2,Visual Studio 2005 Tools for the Microsoft Office System,Visual Studio 2008 Professional Edition (x86 and x64 WoW) - DVD,Visual Web Developer 2005 Express Edition,Windows Embedded CE 6.0 DVD,Windows Server 2003 Enterprise Edition,Windows Server 2003 Enterprise Edition - 64 Bit,Windows Server 2003 Enterprise Edition (Español),Windows Server 2003 Standard Edition,Windows Server 2003 Web Edition,Windows Services for UNIX 3.0,Windows Vista Business 64bit DVD,Windows Vista Business CD1,Windows Vista Business CD2,Windows Vista Business CD3,Windows Vista Business CD4,Windows Vista Business CD5,Windows Vista Business DVD,Windows XP Embedded,Windows XP Professional (Single User),Windows XP Professional (Single User) 64bit Edition,Windows XP Professional (Single User) ISO Image (Español),Windows XP Professional (Single User) ISO Image (Japanese),Windows XP Professional with SP1a (Single User) ISO Image,Windows XP Professional with SP2 (Single User) ISO Image


Why does the IEEE not distance itself from corrupt entities? Earlier this month, when Microsoft used the British Library in a similar way, Dana Blankenhorn said that Microsoft was exploiting reputable establishments in attempts to elevate its own brand. The IEEE should know better than that.

"Here's the type of guy I want, I don't care if he knows anything about computers. I need a guy who really understands branding."

--Bill Gates

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