Despite all the lobbying

Story: Large academic international interdisciplinary study on FLOSS gets the real factsTotal Replies: 3
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Jan 16, 2007
11:39 PM EDT
I can't help but think of all the attempts to intercept studies that reveal the truth, e.g.:

Leaked letter warns of open source 'threat to eco-system'

Study: open source needs official support; Lobbyist disagrees with "flawed" conclusions

IDC pronounces Linux unimportant to European economy

US politicians go to bat for Microsoft

US ambassador to the EU was former Microsoft lobbyist

EU official joins consultancy serving Microsoft


Jan 17, 2007
8:26 AM EDT
There's much more stuff like that. I wrote more stories on the subject. Like:

How Microsoft distorted the facts in the Vienna conclusions

Conflict of interests of political party president in softwarepatents issue in the EU

And more references:

'Bill Gates blackmailed Danish parliament'

Then, there's an amusing story about how European MEP's could collect 'their free softice', paid by the pro-patent lobby (link gone). And, McGreevy, who has gotten Microsoft as a sponsor when Ireland had the chairmanship of Europe, is now the Eurocommissioner who's handling the software-patent fuzz.

Jan 17, 2007
11:47 AM EDT
Thanks, Hans. I have passed these stories onwards.

Feb 02, 2007
2:21 AM EDT
Quoting:A TOP MICROSOFT suit wanted to hide the fact that it shelled out money to IDC to produce a report critical of the cost of using Linux.

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