06.18.10

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How Bill Gates Uses Microsoft and the “Megatrolls” to Get Even Richer

Posted in Apple, Bill Gates, Finance, GNU/Linux, Microsoft, Mono, Patents at 2:30 pm by Dr. Roy Schestowitz

Nathan Myhrvold

Summary: Nathan Myhrvold explains how he intends to make money from the nuclear energy patents which Gates urges the US government to put an additional $10,000,000,000 in

The Gates Foundation has its ringleader lobby for the taxpayers to pay his partner whom he invests in. That friend is Intellectual Ventures, the world’s largest patent troll. What does that have to do with software? Well, Bill Gates continues to threaten GNU/Linux too. We have given many examples where Bill Gates still derails large-scale migrations to GNU/Linux and his current career in the patents business is a fundamental threat to the freedom of software. A short while ago Jose wrote this long comment which he titled: “Watch Microsoft megatrolls monopolize Linux”

Oh, and getting right back to the patent question, Microsoft’s covenant doesn’t specify patents by number. They simply state that if they own and control a core dotnet patent, you get a pass. As just pointed out, this is a trap; however, note that you are still on the hook for these core patents, as Microsoft is free to sell these core mono patents to someone (eg, one of Bill Gates’ or Nathan Myhrvold’s patent troll companies), who could then turn around and sue the daylights out of potentially arbitrarily simple mono programs.

The comment above was posted in reference to Mono, which Jose believes to be a patent trap that Myhrvold|Gates may exploit some day in the future as MonoDevelop continues to be developed, touching unpermitted territories.

Speaking of the ultra-anti-competitive and arrogant Myhrvold (he bullies companies), one day he might make a more visible stance against GNU/Linux, just as he did on the Charlie Rose show a few years ago. To quote his stance on computer languages based on a famous book:

“The last thing this company needs is another fucking [computer] language.”

Nathan Myhrvold, Microsoft

GigaOM, which was previously paid by Microsoft to secretly ‘inject’ Microsoft advertising into posts, has apparently just decided to interview terrible people like Myhrvold without explaining what a fraud he really is and how he harms the industry with the massive patent troll he created along with Bill Gates. He is even worse than frauds like Peter Popoff because the damage he causes is vastly greater and Glyn Moody writes that GigaOM did a “weak piece failing to challenge super-troll IV.” For those who don’t know yet, Intellectual Ventures (IV) is a joint venture with large investments from Bill Gates, Microsoft, and even Apple. These companies essentially profit from the racketeering and the trolling Myhrvold does behind the scenes, using over 1,000 shell companies (‘satellites’).

As we mentioned the other day, Bill Gates is lobbying for his patents. To put it in the words of someone else, “Gates now runs an investment company in the guise of a charity.”

A bunch of charlatans are fooling most of the world, pretending to innovate or give away while only taking public money into their own pockets using patents.

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