Microsoft Has Also Infiltrated the OSI’s Board of Directors After Rigged Elections

Posted in Microsoft, OSI at 4:22 am by Dr. Roy Schestowitz

As if it didn’t control the OSI’s agenda and staff already…

Aeva Black
Overt conflict of interest (Microsoft is attacking Open Source)

Summary: Weeks ago we warned that this would happen and for the third or fourth time in 2 years the OSI’s election process broke down; today the Open Source Initiative (OSI) writes: “The polls just closed, the results are in. Congratulations to the returning directors Aeva Black…” (Microsoft employee)


Microsoft Employees Run for Board of the OSI, ‘Forget’ to Disclose Working Full Time for Microsoft

Posted in Deception, Microsoft, OSI at 12:42 am by Dr. Roy Schestowitz

Not even the first time. Later they write official blog posts ‘on behalf’ of the OSI. Entryism defined.

Two of them are Linux Foundation, i.e. an openwashing front group of proprietary software companies (the OSI is also a front group of Microsoft since taking money from Microsoft)

No disclosure
Microsoft not mentioned even once

Aeva Black
Overt conflict of interest (Microsoft is attacking Open Source)

Summary: As noted in the last batch of Daily Links, “OSI is a lost cause because it attacks the concept of Open Source in exchange for bribes from Microsoft. It even helps Microsoft in a lawsuit where Microsoft’s GPL violations are tackled.”


OSI: The Voice of Microsoft

Posted in Deception, Free/Libre Software, Microsoft, OSI at 3:05 am by Dr. Roy Schestowitz

Hours ago:

ClearlyDefined gets a new community manager with a vision toward the future

Summary: OSI reminds us that it became merely a front group of Microsoft, promoting proprietary GitHub and also GPL violations. OSI has been defunct for years. Microsoft bribed it to fall on its sword [1, 2].


Open Source Initiative (OSI) Adds Mozilla and ‘Linux’ Foundation to Its Microsoft-Funded Attack on the GPL/Copyleft

Posted in Deception, GPL, Microsoft, OSI at 3:03 pm by Dr. Roy Schestowitz

Earlier this month: Open Source Initiative (OSI) Continues to Cover Up for Microsoft’s GPL Violation Machine (Spiced Up as ‘HI’)

Moments ago:

Sponsored by Microsoft, which uses 'AI' as a ploy to profit from GPL violations
And not too shockingly, OSI and ‘Linux’ Foundation nowadays get promoted by many of the same people who promote Microsoft. Not a coincidence at all. Follow the money.

Summary: The Linux Foundation (LF) has joined Microsoft’s anti-GPL agenda, yet again; As can be seen only hours ago in an LF- and Microsoft-aligned site of LPI, Microsoft-centric lobbying is everywhere, including Linux Foundation ‘Europe’; this is promoted by Frederic Lardinois, a longtime propagandist of Microsoft (about a decade already), in a site that amplified marketing/advocacy for GitHub just earlier this week; they all eat from the same palm (Microsoft) and promote proprietary software


Microsoft is Sued for Copyright Violations (Under Guise of ‘AI’) and Microsoft-Bribed Open Source Initiative Backs the Infringer, Microsoft

Posted in Courtroom, Free/Libre Software, Law, Microsoft, OSI at 12:13 pm by Dr. Roy Schestowitz

Stefano Maffulli defected. He is paid about $150,000 per year for this defection.

Focusing on legal aspects of AI

Summary: The Open Source Initiative (OSI) is so obscenely corrupt that it literally helps Microsoft violate the GPL and makes excuses for it, as part of a Microsoft-funded series; Stefano Maffulli is nothing but a Microsoft-funded shill, occupying a leadership position in an organisation that was supposed to call out Microsoft

Update: And if that’s not bad enough, they’ve just published another page about it:

Microsoft-funded hogwash

And then updated another:

More AI BS

It’s like the priority at OSI nowadays is Microsoft cover-up, shielding it from prosecution while it is attacking Free software.

Update #2: A few hours ago they did it a fourth time (in 2 days!). Notice the date. This was 3:55 GMT on 12/11/2022.

Want more AI? Try Mastodon!

OSI, funded by Microsoft, is constantly writing about “AI” to make it seem OK that Microsoft attacks Free/Open Source software under the banner of “AI”.


Open Source Initiative (OSI) Continues to Cover Up for Microsoft’s GPL Violation Machine (Spiced Up as ‘HI’)

Posted in Deception, GPL, Microsoft, OSI at 2:15 pm by Dr. Roy Schestowitz

Published a short while ago in the Open Source Initiative’s Web site:

OSI Sponsored by Microsoft, Salaried partly by Microsoft

Summary: As noted last week, the OSI’s “voices of Open Source” is sponsored by proprietary GitHub/Microsoft to push anti-Free software misinformation, in effect helping the attack on Free software


OSI for Plagiarism/GPL Violations (Under the Guise of “Hey Hi”)… Brought to You by Microsoft

Posted in GPL, Microsoft, OSI at 2:17 am by Dr. Roy Schestowitz

Hours ago: (“voices of Open Source”… sponsored by proprietary GitHub/Microsoft)


Summary: The corrupted OSI is once again doing "HEY HI" (AI) nonsense sponsored by Microsoft, which borrowed the term “HEY HI” to 'perfume' GPL violations at unprecedented scale


The Open Source Initiative (OSI) Speaks for Microsoft, Which is Worse Than Before

Posted in Deception, Free/Libre Software, Microsoft, OSI at 1:15 pm by Dr. Roy Schestowitz

Video download link | md5sum 54459887fd7a578a288567aff480173d
OSI Became Voice of Microsoft: Today’s Open Source Initiative (OSI) Speaks for the Company It Used to Fight
Creative Commons Attribution-No Derivative Works 4.0

Summary: Open Source Initiative (OSI) blog posts, podcasts and public talks are just Microsoft propaganda wrapped up as “OSI” (buying the opposition‘s voice to legitimise oneself)

THIS site recently mentioned several mischievous moves by the OSI. See "The MICROSOFT Initiative (OSI)", "Stefano Maffulli, Informally a Microsoft Employee, Salaried Partly by Microsoft", "Open Source Initiative Controlled (Infiltrated) by Microsoft GitHub: Microsoft Bribes OSI to Justify GPL Violations Under the Guise of 'AI', Even Writes the OSI's Material", and "Open Source Initiative is a Shameless Megaphone and Advocate for Microsoft’s Proprietary Software (GitHub). It Also Encourages Copyright and GPL Violations (Plagiarism Disguised as ‘AI’)."

We wrote dozens of blog posts about this in the past. We published long videos to explain the situation. OSI mostly responded by attempts to censor if not defame us (the defamation helps them with the censorship attempts).

A longtime contributor, figosdev, recalls that the OSI’s own (co)founder publicly warned about the OSI going wrong only a year after it had been established. Now, many years later, opensource.com and opensource.org are both going south. Microsoft hijacks both of them to distort the narrative and basically lie to the public, using the platform (and brand) of a former rival.

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