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Re: [News] Green Party Accuses Microsoft of "Unacceptable Bribery" in OLPC Project

__/ [ Liam Slider ] on Wednesday 06 December 2006 05:07 \__

> On Wed, 06 Dec 2006 04:48:01 +0000, Roy Schestowitz wrote:
>> Green Party slams Microsoft OLPC involvement
>> ,----[ Quote ]
>> | "Microsoft wants to restrict the greatest profits in the knowledge
>> | economy to already established software corporations like itself.
>> | 
>> | "By installing its programs on these laptops Microsoft hopes to create
>> | market domination and vendor lock in. That is unacceptable bribery.
>> `----
> I don't usually trust the eco-communist party when it comes to....well
> anything. And I do have an idea what actual political agenda they have
> behind their rhetoric here....but at least it's anti-Microsoft rhetoric
> that's generally agreeable. I just hate that they've jumped on the same
> bandwagon I'm on....I understand why they're supporting the same cause I
> am, and it makes me ill, but at least someone is supporting it I guess.

A fact worth stressing is that Microsoft has vigorously ridiculed the
project. This proves that they are not genuinely interested in the welfare
of the kids. They only wish to defend a monopoly and boost profits.

This move validates the success of the project. Sadly, it could soon be
hijacked by it's most aggressive and vile opposer.

Irony defined.

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