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Google, IBM, Red Hat, Sun and the Digistan Connection

May 16, 2008, 00:00 (7 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Dennis Byron)

"Another anti-Microsoft front group has emerged in favor of 'free and open standards,' hyping what it calls the Hague Declaration and making some absurd connection to the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. The propagandists, partially funded by publicly traded companies, have a little trouble describing what that term 'free and open standards' means (or even using it consistently), but the group has no trouble indicating its political stripes. Unbelievably it calls itself Digistan, apparently to identify with the fascist terrorists based in countries and regions using the Farsi-based suffix 'stan.'

"All of these front groups percolate around about two dozen individuals, mostly European. The vast left-wing conspiracy of George Soros works around the edges of their mostly web-site-only organizations. But there is a profit motive..."

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