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Re: [News] [Rival] Microsoft Seemingly Screwing Taxpayers Behind Closed Doors

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____/ Homer on Sunday 25 May 2008 20:03 : \____

> Verily I say unto thee, that Roy Schestowitz spake thusly:
>> ____/ Homer on Sunday 25 May 2008 16:20 : \____
>>> What are Newham Council and Microsoft hiding?
>> I'm just glad that The INQ has this new writer/contributor called
>> Mark Ballard, who has been investigating these corruptions for a
>> while and then shared his findings. People in the UK mail each other
>> about this and I don't think Richard Steele will be CIO of the year
>> ever again in the future.
>> Gotta love the Internet!
> Here's the previous Memorandum of Understanding (a.k.a. "lockin"):
> I bet I can guess which part has changed, and why all parties involved
> are so keen to keep it hidden under the table:
> [quote]
> Contact Strategy and Involvement
> The success of this partnership [Ed. "conspiracy"] requires the
> commitment and participation [Ed. "collusion"] of the Mayor, Chief
> Executive, Senior Directors as well as divisional Line of Business
> Managers [Ed. "conspirators"]. In due course, it is envisaged that more
> public awareness can be sought with elected Councillors and Members [Ed.
> "controlled leaks"].
> In return Microsoft would establish a mutual executive contact plan [Ed.
> ["lockin racketeering"] with Newham and enable access to Microsoft
> corporate facilities and public sector forums {Ed. "you get to meet
> other conspirators"]. This will offer access to the full breadth of
> business experience [Ed. "you'll be privy to some of our racketeering
> methods"] within Microsoft and establish good personal relationships
> [Ed. "you'll be initiated into the crime-family"].
> Through matching executives [Ed. "goons"] from Microsoft, it is expected
> that the MOU signatories [Ed. "conspirators"] would advocate the
> partnership [Ed. "lockin"] to other Microsoft customers, elected members
> and other interested parties [Ed. "you also have to corrupt others"].
> It is also expected that regular Skills transfers sessions are
> undertaken either in the UK and or Overseas to ensure that Newham Staff
> are fully up to speed on all new and impending technology initiatives to
> evaluate the application within Newham [Ed. "we get to infiltrate your
> organisation with our top goons, and work it from the inside, to ensure
> it remains locked in to our products for years to come"].
> [/quote]

*Richard Steele grinning*

This reminds me of something that I read quite recently (because of similar
type of corruption in France:

Open Parliament

,----[ Quote ]
| Many participants and speakers referenced to the OOXML standardisation 
| process, in particular were intrigued by the French AFNOR developments. 
| Generally speakers feel concerned about OOXML to become a standard in 
| governmental procurement. In private a government delegate compared 
| Microsoft's public affairs methods with the scientology cult.    
`----         ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^


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