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Microsoft's American EDGI Comes to Alabama and Project Marshall (MOU) Comes to Jamia Millia Islamia

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Summary: Microsoft is battling for the hearts of minds of Americans using state support; Jamia Millia Islamia sells out to Microsoft

FOR SOMEWHAT of a background/introduction to "American EDGI", see previous posts such as:

  1. American EDGI Comes to Missouri, Microsoft Crimes in Iowa Produce Coupons
  2. Microsoft Brings 'American EDGI' to Illinois, Virginia, and Indiana
  3. Microsoft's American EDGI Proceeding to State of the Tax Dodge (Nevada), Kentucky, and More
  4. Microsoft's 'American EDGI' Comes to Massachusetts and Nevada After New York Deal


Microsoft's EDGI tactics are designed to ensure that people of all ages are glued to Microsoft's monopoly; Microsoft is willing to lose money in the short term in order to ensure this. Last month we wrote about "American EDGI" in Alabama and last week we found yet more coverage about it, also from Alabama:

The state government and Microsoft are offering 15,000 vouchers for free online technology training and certification.


This is a shameful disgrace. What we have here is state-supported Microsoft indoctrination, which is also covered here:

Alabamians who need computer training can update their skills at no charge through a public/private state training program in conjunction with Microsoft's Elevate America program.


Many other states have been subjected to similar indoctrination. It won't be the first time that we argue the United States is likely to be last to adopt Free/libre software. Change will typically come from the outside first, notably regions like continental Europe, south America, and giant Asian countries like China and India.

Microsoft has EDGI-like programmes designed to derail migrations to GNU/Linux also outside the United States. Project Marshall (MOU) is one common trick which Microsoft has just used in Jamia Millia Islamia.

Jamia Millia Islamia has signed an MoU with Microsoft Corporation under Microsoft University Education Alliance Programme.


This is a true shame for the students and the staff. Microsoft is the antithesis of education for reasons we covered before.

Speaking of Jamia Millia Islamia, guess who's going on a "diplomatic mission to Syria"?

Senior executives of five big U.S. technology companies including Microsoft Corp (MSFT.O) and Dell Inc (DELL.O) expressed their concerns to Syrian President Bashar al-Assad during a five-day trip last week, two members of the delegation told Reuters.


As Microsoft Nick put it:

State Dept. sends Microsoft on diplomatic mission to Syria



In an effort to ease relations with Syria and diffuse its alliance with Iran, the U.S. State Department has sent representatives from a number of U.S. technology giants, including Microsoft, on a diplomatic and trade mission to the Middle Eastern nation.


In the next post we'll show how Microsoft attacked Middle Eastern nations last week. How schizophrenic.

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