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____/ Homer on Wednesday 21 May 2008 00:26 : \____
> Verily I say unto thee, that Roy Schestowitz spake thusly:
>> [New incident:]
>> Steve Ballmer Gets the Egg-Treatment in Budapest
> Damn. He missed.
> Apparently he was protesting over something called "Titan", which is the
> Vole's attempt to monopolise the Hungarian IT training sector:
> Hungary had earlier in the day signed up to join Microsoft’s Titan IT
> training program in Parliament. The total budget of Titan is Ft 10
> billion and it will run until 2012.
> Open SKM Agency and two other open source software (OSS) firms dispute
> the terms of the state tender, underlining that OSS products can be
> bought for 75% less than Microsoft’s price. The Public Procurement
> Arbitration Court last week postponed Open SKM’s meeting on the tender,
> which had been scheduled for yesterday.
He shirt said it all. Microsoft = corruption.
"According to the statement, Microsoft used sales conditions and offered
software distributors incentives - described as "loyalty discounts" - so
they wouldn't offer clients anything but Microsoft Office products."
"Such behavior could lead to the exclusion of competitive products from
the market and violate European Union rules, according to the authority
known as the GVH."
There are mirrors covering this incident. Microsoft doesn't see this as
corruption. As the OOXML scandals have taught the world, to Microsoft
corruption is just a way of doing business. It's blind to its own crimes.
~~ Best of wishes
Roy S. Schestowitz | Reversi for free: http://othellomaster.com
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