Despite all the lobbying
Jan 16, 2007
10:39 PM EST
|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
7:26 AM EST
|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
10:47 AM EST
|Thanks, Hans. I have passed these stories onwards.|
Feb 02, 2007
1:21 AM EST
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.http://www.theinquirer.net/default.aspx?article=37381
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