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Re: [News] [Rival] Microsoft's and Intel's Charity Sabotage. BUSTED!

____/ [H]omer on Wednesday 28 November 2007 01:22 : \____

> Verily I say unto thee, that Roy Schestowitz spake thusly:
>> Intel, Microsoft Despised the XO Laptop
>> http://mobile.slashdot.org/article.pl?sid=07/11/24/2015229&from=rss
> This comment says it all really:
> "This is a non profit effort. Next the pharmaceuticals will be going
> after the red cross because they want to sell cheap blood alternatives
> to disaster victims. Yeah competition!"
> To the likes of Intel and Microsoft, it's just a "market opportunity"
> ... not /aid/. It's just another opportunity to put their "competition"
> (a charity!) out of business, by stealing their "customers" (third-world
> poor).
> http://www.olpctalks.com/nicholas_negroponte/olpc_60_minutes_interview.html

Good one. I heard that line about them treating poor toddlers as "customers"

Here are some new references that are not included in the OP. This one makes my
blood boil:

Intel: doing the dirty on OLPC

,----[ Quote ] 
| Intel’s agreement with the OLPC Foundation included a ‘non disparagement’ 
| clause, under which Intel and One Laptop promised not to criticize each 
| other, according to Nicholas Negroponte in the latest article in the Wall 
| Street Journal.   
| Still Intel tactics have violated that repeatedly to kill OLPC efforts in 
| Nigeria, Libya, Pakistan, India, China and Intel is also still trying to pull 
| those tactics in Mexico, Brazil.  
| This is simply disgracefull of Intel, scandalous.
| But Negroponte has signed an agreement saying that he is not allowed to 
| criticize Intel, so he is not allowed to talk about these shameless tactics 
| even though Intel is the one violating the agreement.  
| So only independant voices on the Internet can get those messages of truth 
| out about Intels tactics. 
| In Nigeria, Intel came and donated 3000 laptops to counter OLPC efforts, then 
| sells 17 thousand Classmates to Nigeria at a loss. 
| Then Microsoft corrupted Nigerian officials with 400 thousand dollars to 
| install Windows XP on those instead of Mandriva Linux. 


It's not just me who is angered...

Not Such a Harsh Toke, Actually

,----[ Quote ]
| The Gates | Otellini axis directly hurts us deeply. To me, it is a 
| particularly American shame. 


Too bad you can't give the electric chair to /companies/, let alone litigate
against 800lb gorillas (guerillas).

                ~~ Best of wishes

Roy S. Schestowitz      |    "ASCII stupid question, get a stupid ANSI"
http://Schestowitz.com  |  GNU is Not UNIX  |     PGP-Key: 0x74572E8E
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