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08.12.08

Bill Gates is Still Fighting Against Free/Libre Software, Quietly

Posted in Asia, Bill Gates, Deception, Free/Libre Software, GNU/Linux, Windows at 4:27 am by Dr. Roy Schestowitz

“They’ll get sort of addicted, and then we’ll somehow figure out how to collect sometime in the next decade.”

Bill Gates, about the Chinese people

Look who’s coming to town to ‘save’ the Chinese youth from the ‘horrid’ thing that is Free (libre) software. No, it’s not a suppressive regime; rather, it’s Bill Gates who, despite claims of retiring, is still being spotted lobbying for Microsoft behind the scenes. For information about Gates’ embrace of ‘piracy’ in the fight against GNU/linux, see this article.

In any case, here is the very latest:

Chinese State Councilor Liu Yandong met with U.S. billionaire Bill Gates and Microsoft’s chief executive officers here on Monday, agreeing to a stronger collaboration between the software giant and China’s education and science sectors.

The next time people tell you about the 'charitable works' of Mr. Gates, remind them what occupies the man. Apart from the publicity charade (such as the recent glorifying placements in The Time, courtesy of the husband of The Gates Foundation’s former manager), not much has changed.

“It’s easier for our software to compete with Linux when there’s piracy than when there’s not”

Bill Gates

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