IDC, Gartner and Yankee Group’s Latest Press Attack on Customer’s Competitors

Posted in Deception, Free/Libre Software, FUD, GNU/Linux, Google, Microsoft, Virtualisation at 11:12 am by Dr. Roy Schestowitz

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… the price/reward to conduct their distasteful and dishonest business?

In the article above, the Yankee Group [ 1, 2 ] and Gartner Group throw FUD at Android and even desktop GNU/Linux (which is totally unrelated to the subject of the article). These are friends of Steve Ballmer, remember ? They did the same to iPhone, later to be proven wrong.

We choose to quote nothing from the ‘article’, but the headline alone, “New Android Apps a Mixed Bag, Should Improve,” would do harm …


Yankee Group Again Attacks Paymaster’s Competition

Posted in Free/Libre Software, GNU/Linux, Microsoft, SUN, Virtualisation at 7:12 am by Dr. Roy Schestowitz

… Woodstock.”

– Howard Anderson Framingham Founder of The Yankee Group (2007)

S everal months ago there was a Yankee-VMWare confrontation (later mentioned in [ 1, 2 ]). For the uninitiated, the Yankee Group is one of the more notorious groups of people hired by Microsoft to publish ‘studies’ — however flawed they may be — against GNU/Linux and Free software. They are now on a warpath against VMWare. One of their recent ‘studies’ …


Yankee Group Busted for Microsoft Shilling Again, Forced to Destroy Lies

Posted in Antitrust, Deception, FUD, GNU/Linux, Microsoft, Virtualisation at 2:03 am by Dr. Roy Schestowitz

T o those who are familiar with the Yankee Group, none of this should be surprising. We even covered this before and will continue to do so in the future.

For many years this so-called ‘research’ group has been carrying out anti-Linux studies (read: manufactured publications for clients) that had been commission by Microsoft. Even recently, The Yankee Group’s founder called open source “a religion” and mocked it for …


Open Source Initiative (OSI) is a Microsoft Front Group, Still Defending GPL Violations on Microsoft’s Payroll

Posted in Deception, GPL, Microsoft, OSI at 3:50 pm by Dr. Roy Schestowitz

Hours ago (Stefano Maffulli making excuses for Microsoft’s proprietary Copilot):

IRS filing (over $252,000 to promote GitHub’s monopoly):

Summary : Stefano Maffulli, who wrote this a few hours ago, gets his salary paid by GitHub , so of course he’s defending Microsoft’s abuses. The OSI is nowadays a Microsoft front group , shilling proprietary software and …


EPO Guidelines Are Illegal, Composed and Shaped by Special Interest Groups That Revel in Disregarding the European Patent Convention (EPC)

Posted in Site News at 7:33 pm by Dr. Roy Schestowitz

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EPC Supersedes Guidelines

Creative Commons Attribution-No Derivative Works 4.0


Summary : The EPO ‘s guidelines for examiners have long been perturbed by Benoît Battistelli and António Campinos on behalf of the same interest groups which lobby for the …


The Audacity Takeover by Muse Group is No Cause for Celebration

Posted in Free/Libre Software at 6:46 am by Dr. Roy Schestowitz

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Summary : Audacity is now part of an entity called Muse Group and if it doesn’t take or suck freedom out of Audacity, it will certainly deny users rather basic concepts (or anticipation ) of privacy

A WEEK ago I installed Audacity for the first time in ages (I had installed it several times before). …


Free Software Groups Aren’t Dying; But There Are Assassination Attempts With Corporate Money as the Weapon (Greed as the Collective Weakness)

Posted in Finance, Free/Libre Software at 1:48 pm by Dr. Roy Schestowitz

Free software was never fundamentally about making money or sustaining a business model; it’s about dignity, integrity, users’ freedom etc.

Summary : Groups must learn to reject the seduction or the allure of corporate cash; they should decline offers from rich ‘donors’ or ‘sponsors’ or ‘patrons’ (amongst other convenient and whitewashing euphemisms)



American Front Group Open Invention Network (Riding the Linux Brand) is a Proponent of Software Patents in Europe

Posted in Europe, IBM, OIN, Patents at 6:50 am by Dr. Roy Schestowitz

Just like IBM (with its Trojan gifts to Europe ), its foremost member (and where it originally came from)

Summary : The impact of American multinationals on Europe’s policy is difficult to deny ; in fact, we’re observing the same old lobbying/lobbies still working hard albeit more covertly (typically using front groups)

A T the start of the year we said that “IBM, …

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