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08.13.12

Bill Gates is Openly Promoting Patent Trolls Which Attack Linux

Posted in Bill Gates, GNU/Linux, Patents at 5:00 am by Dr. Roy Schestowitz

The Microsoft cabal is attacking science and technology behind the scenes

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Summary: Convicted monopoly abuser Bill Gates is seen as publicly collaborating with the world’s biggest patent troll, which uses 1276 shell companies to sue by proxy

THE INSIDIOUS acts of Bill Gates, hiding behind his tax-exempt shell known as the Gates Foundation, have been covered here for years. The same goes for the world’s biggest patent troll, which is run by Gates’ good (and probably most major) friend. The strong connection between those two was shown here many times before; they have financial and strategic collaborations and they are even lobbying together (e.g. to keep patent trolling legal). It’s a massive parasitical cabal with a huge budget (advertising budgets pooled together). It is now painting trolling as “saving lives”. Gates sure knows how to openwash activity that kills people as “saving people”. Mr. Gates is using AIDS and malaria to fight Linux, labelling that fight or at least painting it as a “good cause”.

“Mr. Gates is using AIDS and malaria to fight Linux, labelling that fight or at least painting it as a “good cause”.”Well, the Microsoft booster, who has been whitewashing Gates and Myhrvold for several years by now, helps shows how he works for the Gates agenda by continuing to do some PR while the cabal does the crime. To quote: “Scientists and researchers working with Intellectual Ventures have come up with lots of wild ideas over the years. Some of them have the potential to help the world, ranging from a laser to zap mosquitoes to a container for preserving vaccines for long periods of time.

“And now Nathan Myhrvold, the former Microsoft chief technology officer who founded “Intellectual Ventures, wants to see those ideas rolled out and made available to the developing world.

“That’s the story behind Intellectual Ventures’ decision to seek a new vice president to lead its “Global Good” initiative. Funded by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation Asset Trust, the project’s goal is to “solve challenging problems facing the developing world by using first world invention, product development, and business development techniques,” according to the job posting.”

“We must not lose sight of this because Microsoft does, provably, works a lot by proxy.”What a lousy ‘report’. If it were not for PR, people like Nathan and Bill would be in jail by now. They did in fact commit crimes, shows court evidence. They paid to settle cases where evidence had been produced. Here is a better report (titled “Malaria is no excuse for patent trolling, Mr. Myhrvold”). The FSFE’s head cites this new article about Intellectual Ventures and writes: “Intellectual Ventures runs 1276 shell companies, loans patents to tough guys for attacks – racket, or what?” Another somewhat better report was cited by Slashdot, but Slashdot also mistakenly cited the Microsoft booster. Microsoft is openwashing itself with bogus articles/placements while attacking open source with lawyers, extortion, etc. The ‘Microsoft press’ is openwashing proprietary software such as Hyper-V, aided by boosters from Microsoft-funded publications (Oracle does that too to a degree). This is similar to the ‘healthwashing’ that we see used as a justification for suing FOSS and becoming patent trolls. It’s like “spread democracy” for brutal wars. Last year Microsoft booster Matt Rosoff tried to turn “Bill Gates” into a compliment or use reflection to compare Google’s business to Microsoft’s abuses. Whatever it is, there is clearly a battle here between the racket of Microsoft and its founders (including Paul Allen) and what we have come to know as computing freedom. Politicians are being bought by Microsoft tycoons, so a solution won’t be easy to attain.

Gates and his friends have been openly hostile towards Linux and given a chance they may be trying to sue Linux some more; they already do so by proxy (e.g. Gates funding IV, which passes patents to a smaller troll that sues over Android code). We must not lose sight of this because Microsoft does, provably, works a lot by proxy.

In other news, the Linux defence pool has just added the graphics powerhouse of Linux. To quote: “Open Invention Network is the well known organization that acquires patents and bands companies together where they agree to not assert their own patents against Linux and other Linux/open-source projects. OIN is backed by companies like Red Hat, IBM, Sony, Novell, etc. Open Invention Network seeks to protect projects like the Linux kernel, Firefox, GIMP, MySQL, GIMP, Apache, and many others. X.Org Foundation has now joined the OIN ranks.”

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