Microsoft hits a new low

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Posted by: stak
Posted on: 2007-09-03 17:40:37

So, lots of brouhaha in the news about how some Microsoft employee in Sweden went against corporate policy and ended up bribing a bunch of firms to vote in favor of OOXML becoming an ISO standard. Of course, this is just the latest incident in which Microsoft has allegedly partaken in unethical behavior in their push to get OOXML approved as an ISO standard. For those actually interested in a ODF-biased-but-still-relatively-impartial view of things, stop by Rob Weir's blog. I'm also curious to see how people view this behavior by Microsoft, so it's poll time!

Microsoft on ethics
Unethical! I would never ever work for Microsoft.
Eh. If they can buy off Sweden, they can buy my morals.
MS *has* bought my morals. Screw fair standards processes!
I work at MS, but will hypothetically consider quitting.
I refuse to take a stance because Microsoft KNOWS WHERE I LIVE.

Posted by Fai at 2007-09-05 01:15:13
Your poll feels biased
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Posted by stak at 2007-09-05 07:04:44

As always, you can add your option here in the comments if you don't like the ones I have :)
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Posted by Fai at 2007-09-05 22:38:44
but then it wouldn't be anonymous :P
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Posted by stak at 2007-09-05 22:53:54
It would if you logged out and then posted.. :)
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Posted by Fai at 2007-09-07 01:29:20
not now it wouldn't :)
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Posted by Dave at 2007-10-03 12:35:50

in your face stakface!
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Posted by stak at 2007-10-03 20:52:16
Great. Instead of selling a car with the hood welded shut, they are selling one with the engine encased in glass.

And in response to the comment I see forming in your brain, damn straight I'm being biased and one-sided. Whaddya gonna do about it?
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Posted by Dave at 2007-10-03 23:11:59
Shake my head in dissapointment.

Kats, my friend, smartest guy I know, is being so biased.

tsk tsk tsk
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Posted by Fai at 2007-10-04 01:08:39
for all the good it does me to be able to open the car hood, it might as well be welded shut.

eventually you'll grow tired of being one-sided. I'll wait. :)
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