(criminal,malware) hitting people below the belt

...from a company which is pretty famous for such behavior anyway.

I did not realise that the borg had stooped to vilifying IIT Mumbai and similar organisations and their employees/representatives in their mala-fide efforts to get OOXML ratified as an ISO standard. The fact that they tried to paint it as being in India's best interests is fine, but they seem to have well and truly crossed the line into saying that anyone who opposes it is therefore anti-India !!!!

The opening para of his open letter is itself pretty damning, and this long, (albeit sometimes a little dramatic), letter deserves wide dissemination among our peer groups.

With reference to the recent happenings in connection with the ISO standardization process of OOXML, actions by or on behalf of Microsoft have caused me deep pain and hurt. Apart from the personal anguish, these actions have tarnished the name of my Institute along with that of several other organizations represented on our committee. In my opinion, these actions go well beyond the behavioral boundaries for a commercial entity. some of these amount to interference with the governance process of a sovereign country. Luckily, wiser and experienced people are in-charge of governance of the nation. However, as a humble teacher and a proud Indian, I wish to register a strong and visible protest.



(criminal) MediaDefender, MediaOffender, what's the difference...?

Hired gun blamed for business outage ( http://www.securityfocus.com/news/11521 )

First it was MediaSentry in the news for illegal investigations into piracy, now it's MediaDefender running a Denial of Service attack against a legitimate website that was hosting their own torrents.

Too bad it looks as if no one will get arrested for this due to some technicality of "knowingly" done or not. Anyone who thinks they did not "knowingly" do it probably also believes in the tooth fairy, but it's hard to prove it, so they get off scot-free.

(funny,process) you MUST follow the process...