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11.29.09

Discrediting by Distorting Boycott Novell’s Message

Posted in Deception, Microsoft, Mono, Novell at 3:10 pm by Dr. Roy Schestowitz

Steve Ballmer

Summary: Response to people who mischaracterise Boycott Novell and falsely attribute false words to it

SOME regular hecklers of Boycott Novell have intentionally distorted the message of this Web site. They wanted people not to pay attention to our concerns about Mono, so they lied about our argument. Instead of focusing on the message that “GIMP [is] to be removed from Ubuntu 10.04 Lucid Lynx” (yes, nearly everyone describes it as a removal), one of the hecklers lied by saying that Novell and Microsoft are to blame according to Boycott Novell. That is a shameful lie, designed to discredit this Web site. It is one among many such smears which attempt to disparage the source or the messenger because the real message is just so hard to refute. What we argued about the GIMP being demoted can be found in [1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9].

It is worth repeating the fact that we are not an FSF campaign (there is no affiliation with any establishment/s for that matter) and some people who pretend to speak for this Web site do not speak for this Web site. Some are only inciting and provoking people, thus creating anger against the site. It’s damaging.

Ron Hovsepian as Ballmer

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4 Comments

  1. elland road said,

    November 29, 2009 at 4:15 pm

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    Where have I seen that pic of Ballmer before? Oh, it’s in your friend astralknight’s “NastyMicrosoft” account on Digg. Interesting.

    Roy Schestowitz Reply:

    And like tens of thousands of other Web sites. It’s one of his most famous pictures.

  2. linuxcanuck said,

    December 1, 2009 at 10:11 pm

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    Keep up the good work and don’t get discouraged or sidetracked by the critics. Whatever you do there will be critics, so it is best to pay them no mind.

    Roy Schestowitz Reply:

    Yes, now they post fakes. They try to ‘plant’ false evidence.

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