a 'mooh' point

clearly an IBM drone

Microsoft-stacking in WG4

Traditionally, for every meeting we have in WG4, some conspiracy-theory is born on how much money the delegates received from Microsoft, how many sports-cars we each got from Microsoft or how we each had a Microsoft employee sitting on our laps dictating what we should say.

So, I thought I'd beat the usual nut jobs to it and present the attendance list myself. The minutes from the meeting will be available soon, but who wants to wait for exiting news like this?

The attendance list was this:

Name Affiliation
Employer/sponsor
Pia Lange
Host Dansk Standard
Makato Murata
WG4 Convener
International University of Japan
Sam Oh
SC34 Chair
Sungkyunkwan University
Keld Simonsen
NO HoD DKUUG?
Dave Welsh
US HoD
Microsoft
Mario Wendt
DE HoD
Microsoft
Klaus-Peter Eckert
DE Fraunhofer Fokus
Jesper Lund Stocholm
DK HoD
CIBER
Rex Jaeschke ECMA HoD, project editor Consultant
Doug Mahugh
ECMA
Microsoft
Shawn Villaron
ECMA
Microsoft
Kimmo Bergious
FI HoD
Microsoft
Alex Brown
GB HoD
Griffin Brown Digital Publishing Ltd.
Gareth Horton
GB
Datawatch
Jaeho Lee
KR HoD
University of Seoul
Jung-Jin Yang
KR
The Catholic Univeristy of Korea

So out of a total of 1416 people attending ... 56 people were in some way affiliated with Microsoft and/or ECMA. What the hell, throw the Microsoft shill Alex Brown into the pot as well - that'll make it a total of 67 people.

I don't know what to say ... I'm shocked.

Update: I have been notified that I missed two persons on the list, Dave Welch and Keld Simonsen. List and numbers have been updated accordingly. Smile

We shall gather at the riiiiiiiveeeer!

Today it happened ... the world lost its perspective.