[News] [Rival] Microsoft Lobbies for Digital Salavery in Africa, Government Run by the Lobbyists and Bullies

[News] [Rival] Microsoft Lobbies for Digital Salavery in Africa, Government Run by the Lobbyists and Bullies

Post by Roy Schest » Sun, 19 Aug 2007 21:25:22


Background information on ODF, OOXML and why It matters

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| In response they have apparently been sending PR teams around to national
| Standards boards all over the world(Ghana for a fact) to lobby for votes for
| OOXML under the guise of talking about pen XML Standards
|
| [...]
|
| If OOXML is inappropriately tied to Microsoft tools and software, it doesn
| fit the definition of an open standard and making it one is inviting trouble
| we don want and probably can recover from quickly.
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http://www.yqcomputer.com/

CEO Trade Group Spent $4.6M Lobbying

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| The Business Roundtable, whose members include chief executives of 160 U.S.
| companies, spent $4.6 million in first half of 2007 to lobby the federal
| government, according to a disclosure form.
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http://www.yqcomputer.com/


Yesterday:

Microsoft trying to derail Google/DoubleClick deal by lobbying congress

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| Microsoft has hired lobbying firm Patton Boggs LLC to do work on "competitive
| issues surrounding Google/DoubleClick [sic] merger."
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http://www.yqcomputer.com/


Related:

Politics and tech companies: follow the money

http://www.yqcomputer.com/


Changing the Report, After the Vote

http://www.yqcomputer.com/


Microsoft's 'Men in Black' kill Florida open standards legislation

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| It was just a bit of text advocating open data formats that was slipped into
| a Florida State Senate bill at the last minute with no fanfare, but within
| 24 hours three Microsoft-paid lobbyists, all wearing black suits, were
| pressuring members of the Senate Committee on Governmental Operations
| (COGO) to remove the words they didn't like from Senate bill 1974.
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http://www.yqcomputer.com/


Politicians in Microsoft's Pocket

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| Continuing on the theme of which politicians are receiving money from
| who. Here is a list of candidates who took money from MSFT.
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http://www.yqcomputer.com/


Bill Gates to address Senate panel

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| Microsoft Chairman Bill Gates is scheduled to descend on Capitol Hill
| next week to pepper a U.S. Senate committee with his suggestions for
| boosting American competitiveness.
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http://www.yqcomputer.com/
 
 
 

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FSFE's president:

Microsoft sockpuppets accusing European Commission to have "Free Software bias"
http://www.yqcomputer.com/ , please?

http://www.yqcomputer.com/

European Commission accused of open source 'bias'

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| According to the Association for Competitive Technology (ACT), the emphasis
| on open standards in the Commission's white paper amounts to a bias in favour
| of open-source software.
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http://www.yqcomputer.com/


About ACT:

http://www.yqcomputer.com/
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