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08.16.19

Bill Gates and His Special Relationship With Jeffrey Epstein Still Stirring Speculations

Posted in Bill Gates, Microsoft, Rumour at 7:53 am by Dr. Roy Schestowitz

Bill Gates reportedly offered to help a serial abuser of young girls (while knowing what he had done)

A church sculpture

Summary: Love of the “children” has long been a controversial subject for Microsoft; can Bill Gates and his connections to Jeffrey Epstein unearth some unsavoury secrets?

THIS IS a story more about crime than about software (very much like Microsoft, which owes its market position to crimes rather than technical merit). Bill Gates managed to use a fake ‘charity’ to push back against regulators, at times by bribing officials, bribing the media and so on. There’s also the perverted aspect, which we rarely touch as that tends to lead to “conspiracy theory” accusations.

“There’s also the perverted aspect, which we rarely touch as that tends to lead to “conspiracy theory” accusations.”In the past we mentioned Microsoft’s truly bizarre stance on pedophilia, even before Microsoft Peter was arrested for it (he's still in prison), as were people who worked in the home of Bill Gates. The subject merits further research as not much is known and we’ve seen some false rumours being spread too (several readers sent us links about it). Two of the links sent to us are below. One reader cited the Daily Mail, but we regard that to be an unreliable source.

The articles below seem to point to a reputation laundering effort. Some criminals buy themselves a new identity. Rich criminals just buy the media, as Bill Gates did, to ignore their crimes and instead paint them as “Saints”.

Related/contextual items from the news:

  1. Bill Gates reportedly met with Jeffrey Epstein to ‘discuss philanthropy’ after the disgraced financier went to jail for sex crimes

    The meeting took place in New York in 2013, according to CNBC, and is further evidence of how Epstein was able to make connections in elite society — even after he became a convicted sex offender.

  2. Years after serving jail time, Jeffrey Epstein found a way to meet with Microsoft’s Bill Gates to discuss philanthropy

    After the meeting in New York six years ago, Gates flew on one of Epstein’s planes to meet with his family in Palm Beach, the people added. He did not, they noted, fly on the so-called “Lolita Express,” which was allegedly used to transport underage girls to Epstein’s home in the Virgin Islands. The Daily Mail first reported on Gates using the plane in March of that year, citing flight records.

08.15.19

‘Foundation’ Hype Spreads in China

Posted in Bill Gates, Free/Libre Software, GNU/Linux, Microsoft at 3:33 am by Dr. Roy Schestowitz

Wondering how much Mozilla pays its managers? It’s public information (because of tax exemptions).

Mozilla Foundation salaries
Click or zoom in if the fonts are too fine

Summary: Nonprofits seem to have become more of a business loophole than a charitable endeavour; the problem is, this erodes confidence in legitimate Free software and good causes

WE have often written about the Linux Foundation (more than usual so far this year although our coverage of it goes back to its very genesis), taking note or clarifying that this lobbying apparatus of paying members — including Microsoft — enjoys tax exemptions. Similarly, the Gates Foundation (covered here quite a lot about a decade ago) lets Bill Gates double his wealth without actually working. Who would compel him to actually pay his taxes? As a perk, the foundation he created acts as lobbying apparatus of Microsoft and Bill Gates’ for-profit interests (disguised as ‘charity’ to bribe the media, bribe officials and stack panels). Then there’s the Mozilla Foundation, which mostly exists to make Mozilla Corporation seem more ethical (and avoid the ‘pesky’ taxes, deducted from highly paid management types’ salaries). There’s now another one in China, as covered earlier this week in Western and Chinese media. They piggypack “openness” to get that status. In Huawei’s case, it’s really not clear if HarmonyOS is Free/Libre software; they haven’t presented any evidence of it.

“Everyone suffers when there are ‘cheats’.”We’re hopefully not seeing semi-’open’ software (or openwashed proprietary software, described as “open” only for marketing purposes) exploited to avoid tax, or leveraged for the perception of public good even when the said foundations are self-serving institutions that pay obscene amounts of people to a dozen or so people. In the case of Bill Gates, his foundation has already helped him evade billions in taxes.

According to Jeremy Sands (Southeast Linuxfest) as per his own words, “the IRS is deeply, deeply distrustful of 501(c)(3)s that are Free Software filings.”

Seeing some of the above, we cannot quite blame the IRS. Everyone suffers when there are ‘cheats’.

07.06.19

Azure Running GNU/Linux Isn’t About ‘Love’ But About Control

Posted in Bill Gates, Deception, GNU/Linux, Microsoft, Servers at 4:11 am by Dr. Roy Schestowitz

Microsoft update servers left all Azure RHEL instances hackable
Microsoft update servers left all Azure RHEL instances hackable (2016)

Summary: Microsoft-friendly ‘journalists’ like the now-arrested Microsoft Peter want us to think that “Microsoft loves Linux” — a valuable Big Lie that’s designed to help Microsoft gain greater control over its “most potent operating system competitor,” according to Bill Gates

THE various sites of CBS, notably ZDNet, told us some days ago that most of Azure had become GNU/Linux instances. I’ve carefully and meticulously picked all the articles about it that I was able to find, taking note that mostly Microsoft boosters were pushing that story (see comments in the second page in relation to more recent articles). With the long weekend (Independence Day) having just begun we suppose we won’t be missing more such stories, so a time for rebuttal seems about right. We’ll keep it short or at least concise because past articles have already explained where we stand on these matters.

“Microsoft was thus never ever a friend of what later became FS or OSS or FOSS or FLOSS. Microsoft was very much antithetical to it and it still is.”GNU/Linux is a system which goes back to the 1980s, not so long after Micro-Soft had been founded by a couple of sociopaths with a 'Jihad' (Bill Gates’ word) against Free software (see Gates’ infamous open letter to “hobbyists”). They sought to stop the sharing of code (which up to that point was still rather common and predated software patents). Microsoft was thus never ever a friend of what later became FS or OSS or FOSS or FLOSS. Microsoft was very much antithetical to it and it still is. In our “Openwashing” section (in daily links, which we now publish more frequently) we often explain and also show how Microsoft merely paints itself as “open” whilst in practice all the core products remain proprietary software. Azure is proprietary software. Windows is proprietary software. Office is proprietary software. Visual Studio is proprietary software. Exchange is proprietary software. SharePoint is proprietary software. SQL Server is proprietary software. And so on…

What isn’t proprietary software at Microsoft? Usually a few bits and pieces which on their own are pretty useless (like a calculator with surveillance telemetry in it). Last week we wrote that if Linux values security and autonomy, then it will reject the company that started PRISM with the NSA. Microsoft cannot be trusted with security and privacy (see the article at the top; we’ve screenshot it). The corporate media, i.e. the likes of ZDNet and Microsoft ‘fan’ sites (not grassroots), have been endlessly repeating the ridiculous lie which is “Microsoft loves Linux” (in image form and in text; I saw it about a dozen times over the past week alone), but if you call yourself a “journalist” and also say “Microsoft loves Linux,” may we also suggest you publish articles about how Donald Trump’s rape survivors are all “liars” and Lance Armstrong is actually a decent person?

“What isn’t proprietary software at Microsoft? Usually a few bits and pieces which on their own are pretty useless (like a calculator with surveillance telemetry in it).”We’re aware that, as Eren Niazi‏ put it, many media companies are nowadays marketing companies (deception and PR are their business model). He also told me: “Microsoft has a master plan for open source and it’s not good. Open Source is about Freedom, not control. Don’t you all think it’s a little suspicious what Microsoft paid for GitHub?”

For those who don’t know, Niazi‏ is one of the key people behind Open Source and he largely shares my views on Microsoft, including the hijacking of the “Open Source” brand (he sent me many dozens of replies like the above).

“Microsoft has a master plan for open source and it’s not good. Open Source is about Freedom, not control. Don’t you all think it’s a little suspicious what Microsoft paid for GitHub?”
      –Eren Niazi‏
Microsoft is just trying to swallow everything “Open Source” and, if possible, everything “Linux” as well. This isn’t love. This is subjugation. They try to control not only Windows but also the competition of Windows. Their goals have not changed and nowadays they try to hijack the Linux brand (brand dilution), associating Vista 10 with “Linux” — and Googlebombing accordingly — using WSL (WeaSeL). At the end of the day Microsoft wants everyone just using Microsoft at the server side (Azure, no matter the OS) and the desktop side. Love GNU/Linux? Then install WSL from the “store” and check out Microsoft “goodies” like Visual Studio Code and the new “Terminal”.

“A computer on every desk and in every home, running Microsoft software.” This is the mission statement of Microsoft itself; it is the definition of the conditions under which Microsoft itself can declare overall victory.

Microsoft, internal document [PDF]

06.23.19

Bill Gates Said He Was on a “Jihad” Against GNU/Linux, But GNU/Linux Users/Developers Engaged in Self-Defense Are Foul-Mouthed ‘Microsoft Haters’?

Posted in Bill Gates, Deception, GNU/Linux, Microsoft at 2:00 am by Dr. Roy Schestowitz

“Where are we on this Jihad?”

Bill Gates

Jihadi John

Summary: Microsoft, which routinely commits very serious crimes, tries to come across as some sort of philanthropy whereas those who share their work with the public (for greater good) are described as erratic, rude and unworthy of respect from corporations (outcasts basically, deprived of income source)

THE manager of Microsoft is Bill Gates. He was always the manager of Microsoft (and cofounder, the other one is dead). This narcissist created a sham ‘charity’ (the Gates Foundation) and he’s on top of the Board of Microsoft, which means he can fire Nadella if he wants to (nobody else in the Board has got the clout he has and there’s a cult-like worship, if not of the person then his money, which nearly doubled in less than a decade). A lot of people still choose to ignore that. Nadella is to Gates What Dmitry Medvedev was to Vladimir Putin (it’s a tandemocracy).

“Bill Gates call call for a “Jihad” (his word), but we cannot use words like “bullshit”…”The chief of the Linux Foundation infamously said we need to “respect Microsoft” and that speaking negatively of Microsoft is like “kicking a puppy” (we’re not making this up, look it up!) and this is the kind of attitude that makes Microsoft more than happy with him being the boss of Linus Torvalds, whose face is far more familiar (he’s more popular and has more influence in general, so it threatens Bill Gates/Microsoft’s narrative). The same can be said about Richard Stallman, an atheist whose ‘beliefs’ (stances) on software are often compared, derogatorily, to religion.

Can Torvalds still use “slurs” against Microsoft? Well, he has not done anything to that effect since the Code of Conduct was put in place. He had definitely done so beforehand, e.g. here. On Friday The Register published this article entitled “‘Bulls%^t! Complete bull$h*t!’ Reset the clock on the last time woke Linus Torvalds exploded at a Linux kernel dev”. All this melodrama in the Microsoft-friendly rag is about Torvalds using the terms “bullshit,” “complete bullshit,” and “obviously garbage.” These aren’t sexist or racist or anything like that. But what we see here is corporate media playing the part of “language police”, trying to maintain Torvalds in a corporate-friendly ‘mode’ (like his boss, who poses for photo ops with Microsoft). This was the sole purpose of the article and even the headline alone makes Linux ‘stink’…

Bill Gates can call for a “Jihad” (his word), but we cannot use words like “bullshit”…

Microsoft executives, Gates included, have used far worse words (here’s a compilation from 12 years ago).

Microsoft’s de facto PR people (for a decade) can anally rape children, but we in the FOSS community are “dangerous” and “zealots”.

05.05.18

Microsoft/Intellectual Ventures: Still Pairing to Tax the Entire World With Patent Lawsuits and Extortion

Posted in Bill Gates, Microsoft, Patents at 4:03 pm by Dr. Roy Schestowitz

The alternative is to run to the Microsoft-offered ‘safety’: “Microsoft Azure IP Advantage” (monthly fees for perceived ‘protection’)

Bill and Nathan

Summary: Bill’s Microsoft and Nathan’s Intellectual Ventures (with 95,000 ‘IP’ ‘assets’) are still brewing a lot of legal trouble/Armageddon, distributing plenty of patents to various patent trolls which themselves file lawsuits through shells and proxies

MICROSOFT may be evil, but it is not stupid. It is malicious and incompetent, but it’s trying hard to hide it. Those who expect Microsoft to just sue the entire world using software patents haven’t been paying attention. If Microsoft does these things directly, as it did against TomTom, even Microsoft apologists like Jim Zemlin condemn it. So Microsoft is nowadays doing the same things, albeit indirectly. It’s a lot harder after several USPTO reforms, but it’s still possible, as we have just shown in our post about Finjan.

“That SCO lawsuit, by the way, is not entirely over. It’s still ongoing. It has been 15 years!”Let’s just state this upfront very, very clearly: those who expect Microsoft patent attacks to be obvious and transparent are unrealistic or aren’t paying attention. Microsoft wants to damage its competition, but it does not want to be publicly seen doing it. In the case of SCO, for instance, Larry Goldfarb (Baystar), the key investor in SCO who had been approached by Microsoft, explicitly said that “Microsoft wished to promote SCO and its pending lawsuit against IBM and the Linux operating system. But Microsoft did not want to be seen as attacking IBM or Linux.”

Bruce Perens, a key Free software luminary, once wrote that “[o]n the same day that CA blasted SCO, Open Source evangelist Eric Raymond revealed a leaked email from SCO’s strategic consultant Mike Anderer to their management. The email details how, surprise surprise, Microsoft has arranged virtually all of SCO’s financing, hiding behind intermediaries like Baystar Capital.”

That SCO lawsuit, by the way, is not entirely over. It’s still ongoing. It has been 15 years!

“So after Microsoft armed a lot of patent trolls and blackmailed its rivals directly (or indirectly, typically via these trolls) it gets itself stung a little.”It should be no secret that stockpiling patents has been Microsoft’s strategy and contingency plan for over a decade. Microsoft was very explicit about this. The company still pursues truly bizarre patents on fictional things or things that the company never made (but the competition did make, usually with Linux on board). Jonathan Greig’s new puff piece about a Microsoft patent is one such example. No bendable displays from Microsoft, only from companies that sport Linux, but guess who gets the patents? In addition, Microsoft propaganda sites (they’re pretty obvious about their agency, the names of these sites too) try to paint Microsoft as the victim. Here’s a new example titled “Microsoft-developed video games involved in patent infingement lawsuit”. So after Microsoft armed a lot of patent trolls and blackmailed its rivals directly (or indirectly, typically via these trolls) it gets itself stung a little. Pity Microsoft! To quote “on Microsoft” (a Microsoft marketing site):

Microsoft’s dearth of Xbox One exclusives seems to be lacking in comparison to its competition late into this console generation and according to Gamerant, a patent infringement can be added to the list of theories as to why.

A lawsuit filed by Infernal Technologies and Terminal Reality against Microsoft may be one of the reasons first party exclusives have yet to make their way to the console in any meaningful way.

[...]

Indeed, Terminal Reality and Infernal Technologies claim that Microsoft has known about the infringement long enough to try and concoct an end-around that involved the company filing for similar patents back in 2007. Microsoft’s gambit to seemingly sidestep Terminal Reality’s claims did not pay off as patents 6,362,822 and 7,061,488 were already accounted for and thus resulted in a rejected patent filing for the company.

Another Microsoft-friendly site belatedly wrote about the Raniere case, again painting Microsoft as the victim. To quote:

Raniere v. Microsoft Corp., Nos. 2017-1400, 2017-1401, 2018 U.S. App. LEXIS 9775 (Fed. Cir. Apr. 18, 2018) (Before Lourie, O’Malley, and Wallach, J.) (Opinion for the court, O’Malley, J.).

The Federal Circuit affirmed a district court’s award of attorney’s fees to Appellees Microsoft and AT&T (collectively, “Microsoft”). Raniere sued Microsoft for patent infringement, claiming to be the owner of the asserted patents. However, Raniere previously assigned his rights in the patents to a third party, which dissolved before suit. Raniere argued that the rights had been transferred back to him, but was unable to provide any proof. Microsoft filed a motion to dismiss for lack of standing, and the district court dismissed the case with prejudice.

One might think, based on the above, that Microsoft is the victim, but buried deep inside legal sites is this update (behind paywall) about Microsoft’s patent lawsuit against Corel, which once upon a time developed GNU/Linux, Wine, and competition to Microsoft Office.

Bonnie Eslinger makes it sound as though Microsoft now it wants Corel (a former betrayed ‘partner’) completely dead:

Microsoft told a California federal judge Thursday that because a jury found Corel willfully infringed its Office software patents, the rival should pay attorneys fees for “deterrence and compensation,” while Corel maintained it tried to settle pretrial but Microsoft wanted “their pound of flesh.”

Microsoft Corp.’s bid for attorneys fees would give the company a financial slap against Corel Corp. that it didn’t get at trial.

This is direct patent action (aggression) from Microsoft against a much smaller rival. Microsoft uses software patents.

“This is direct patent action (aggression) from Microsoft against a much smaller rival. Microsoft uses software patents.”What about indirect actions? Enter Dominion Harbor, which received literally thousands of patents from Intellectual Ventures, Microsoft’s biggest patent troll. A site of this patent troll (Dominion Harbor) — a troll that receives patents from Microsoft’s troll, Intellectual Ventures — has just said that “Microsoft Irish unit records $239.5m loss on patent-buying fund write-off” [via] and to quote Charlie Taylor:

Intellectual Ventures (IV), a private partnership that established the fund, is credited with kickstarting the secondary market in patents. The company was co-founded by former Microsoft chief technology officer Nathan Paul Myhrvold and ex-chief architect Edward Jung, in 2000. It has raised more than $7.3 billion in investor capital since it was established with cumulative licensing revenues exceeding $4.3 billion.

IV has acquired 95,000 IP assets over the years and it has nearly 30,000 IP assets in active monetisation programmes.

In addition to the $136.5 million write-off last year, Microsoft Round Island Three Limited, whose principal activity is investment trading, racked up $103.5 million in reorganisation costs in the year to the end of June 2017.

The role of Nathan Myhrvold there is noteworthy and the photo at the top depicts him with Bill Gates (they’re still very close friends). Also, just before the weekend we stumbled upon this new report about the TiVo division (Rovi Corporation), which is connected to Microsoft’s patent troll Intellectual Ventures [1, 2]. It says that its “patent licensing machine keeps [t]rolling”:

This week, TiVo announced that it had come to terms on a new intellectual property licensing deal with TV maker Vizio.

“TiVo’s intellectual property (IP) continues to provide companies around the globe with access to the technologies transforming entertainment for viewers,” said Arvin Patel, executive VP and chief intellectual property officer of TiVo division Rovi Corporation, in a statement touting the deal.

Rovi Corporation is connected — in the liaising sense — to Intellectual Ventures and thus to Microsoft. It has been suing or pressuring (e.g. pressing for preliminary injunctions) lots of companies using patents. It’s hard to measure how much money flows from where exactly (or where it winds up). One sure thing, however, is that it makes the market a lot more hostile and risky. Microsoft hopes that a high-risk market will drive more companies into its ‘embrace’, nowadays in the form of “Microsoft Azure IP Advantage”.

06.24.17

Microsoft and Bill Gates Become More Actively Involved in Their Biggest Patent Troll (and World’s Biggest Troll), Intellectual Ventures

Posted in Bill Gates, GNU/Linux, Microsoft, Patents at 4:48 pm by Dr. Roy Schestowitz

Never forget the insidious strategy of Microsoft and SCO

Microsoft SCO
See Lawrence R. Goldfarb (Wikipedia)

Summary: The world’s largest patent troll, which reportedly operates (litigates) through literally thousands of shells, has received yet more financial aid from Microsoft and Bill Gates

TECHRIGHTS has been covering Intellectual Ventures (IV) for a decade. The coverage wasn’t in vain because nowadays this troll routinely targets companies that distribute GNU/Linux, just as we speculated and warned a long time ago. What does Microsoft have to do with it? It’s Microsoft and Bill Gates that this troll came from and it’s Microsoft and Bill Gates who are served by it. We gave a lot of examples over the years. As we pointed out in a dozen articles earlier this year [1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12], Microsoft now relies on trolls that target rival platforms, e.g. AWS customers. Microsoft’s trolls may not be doing too well (IV, for example, fails financially), so a couple of years after Microsoft’s latest cash infusion to it comes another cash infusion from Bill Gates.

“It’s Microsoft and Bill Gates that this troll came from and it’s Microsoft and Bill Gates who are served by it.”Found via Bastian Best is this new ‘report’ from the Gates Foundation-funded Seattle Times, telling us that the so-called ‘philanthropist’ is giving money to the world’s most notorious patent troll, an occasional Gates Foundation business partner. See “Intellectual Ventures spinoff Pivotal raises $17M from Bill Gates, others” and recall the past role of Gates (at personal and professional capacity) in this one particular patent troll.

Basically, Bill Gates continues to subsidise the world’s largest patent trolls, who actively attack GNU/Linux. Microsoft too paid this troll a couple of years back. The flow of cash in that direction is quite telling. Now watch this very recent report from IAM, a friend of IV and of Microsoft. It turns out that this patent proxy and massive patent troll won’t have much left to it but Bill Gates’ close friend Nathan Myhrvold, a bully since his days at Microsoft (we published some internal E-mails from him to highlight his ruthlessness, temper, and sheer arrogance). He, like his friend and neighbour Bill, believes he’s a master of the universe. God complex…

“Basically, Bill Gates continues to subsidise the world’s largest patent trolls, who actively attack GNU/Linux.”To quote IAM: “A new structure will now see a team of executives reporting into co-founder and CEO Nathan Myhrvold with Brown’s former administrative duties spread among them. The new leadership team will comprise CFO Larry Froeber, chief people officer Nicole Grogan, new GC Janet Smith (previously chief counsel for corporate affairs), Cory Van Arsdale who moves from being senior VP for global licensing to chief revenue officer and Mathan Ganesan who is taking over as head of the Invention Investment Fund (IIF). Ganesan will move from the firm’s Dublin office to its Bellevue HQ. They will be joined in the senior leadership team by Maurizio Vecchione, head of the Global Good and Research team, and Casey Tegreene who leads the Invention Science Fund.”

A longtime Microsoft propagandist, Todd Bishop, did this puff pieces for Microsoft’s biggest troll only a short while ago. It’s not an article but more of a placement. To quote a portion: “Adriane Brown is president and chief operating officer of Intellectual Ventures, the Bellevue, Wash.-based intellectual property and tech company best known for its giant patent portfolio and big ideas from its co-founder, former Microsoft CTO Nathan Myhrvold.”

“It turns out that this patent proxy and massive patent troll won’t have much left to it but Bill Gates’ close friend Nathan Myhrvold, a bully since his days at Microsoft (we published some internal E-mails from him to highlight his ruthlessness, temper, and sheer arrogance).”Where is the news? Where is the substance? Decades later Bishop continues to act more like a courier of Microsoft agenda.

It must be frustrating to these people that software patents are dying in the US. Intellectual Ventures was famously stopped by PTAB some months ago and IAM is still unhappy about it. To quote this new “International report” from IAM: “Intellectual Ventures owns two patents directed to methods of selecting appropriate bandwidth for wireless communications systems. Ericsson and Google sought to invalidate certain claims in the patents through three inter partes review proceedings before the PTAB.”

Intellectual Ventures has used such patents to go after rivals of Microsoft.

“Microsoft did not change; only the marketing/PR changed.”Regarding the above, a few weeks ago Mozilla entertained the idea — supported by CAFC — that software patents are in violation of free speech rights. It cited that same/prior Intellectual Ventures case: “The debate over the First Amendment and boundaries of patent protection became a hot topic for discussion after Circuit Judge Haldane Mayer issued his 2016 opinion in Intellectual Ventures I LLC v. Symantec Corporation.”

We certainly hope that readers of ours will keep an eye on Intellectual Ventures and inform us when new lawsuits are filed. This troll is so deep in Microsoft’s pockets that it’s inevitable Microsoft will continue to use it as a proxy against rivals. Microsoft did not change; only the marketing/PR changed.

12.17.16

Guest Post on Bill Gates and Donald Trump

Posted in Bill Gates, Finance, Microsoft at 7:07 am by Dr. Roy Schestowitz

“Bill Gates praises Donald Trump, another multibillionaire,” Yuval Levental writes. “How shocking.”

Background: Donald Trump Thinks He Can Call Bill Gates To Shut Down The Internet

Tax evasion
Reference: Super Rich Hide $21 Trillion Offshore, Study Says

Summary: How Bill Gates shifts sides when it suits his financial agenda, this time with President-elect Trump

According to CNBC, Gates recently spoke with Trump, supposedly talking about innovation. Gates then claimed that Trump is a big supporter of innovation, saying that Trump would revolutionize America and get rid of regulatory barriers. He claimed that Trump likes to point out weaknesses in the American system and that he wants to improve on them.

Maybe he will even start an opportunistic partnership with Trump. Interesting Gates should claim this, when in June 2016 he said “Donald hasn’t been known for his philanthropy. He’s been known for other things.” Furthermore, Gates also implied that Trump was behind the other candidates.

He even portrayed Trump as unscientific, stating “Science in general, whether it’s GMOs or vaccines, there’s a lot of people out there who don’t give science the benefit of the doubt”. “In terms of experience, Hillary Clinton and Bill Clinton have more experience on global health.”

Bill Gates has been innovative like many billionaires: he has created a charitable foundation and still manages to profit in the billions every year, and Microsoft as a whole profits from monopolizing software.

08.25.16

Corporate Media in India Misrepresents Startups to Push for Software Patents

Posted in Asia, Bill Gates, IBM, Microsoft, Patents at 12:03 pm by Dr. Roy Schestowitz

New Delhi

Summary: A parade of misinformation as seen in Indian (but English-speaking) press this week as questions about patentability of software resurface

FOREIGN giants which operate in India (companies like IBM and Microsoft) just can’t help trying to repeatedly introduce software patents in India, aided by front groups and lawyers of theirs. Why on Earth is NASSCOM, which is connected to Bill Gates [1, 2, 3], participating in a debate in India regarding software patents or even just software? “NEW rules designed to boost India’s software industry will open for public consultation in a matter of days, say sources close to the matter,” said one new article among several this week (e.g. [1, 2). These mentioned software patents as well and some correctly noted that “this opens them [software companies] to patent trolls. Dealing with patent trolls here as India doesn’t have software patents.” The English here is problematic and then it says this: “So the conundrum for startups is whether to stay in India or not.”

“India is constantly being lobbied by big businesses that are not even Indian.”No, startups would be wasting their time pursuing patents on software. In practice, heavy-pocketed corporations from abroad want software patents. Indian startups do not. But don’t count on corporate media like the above to accurately represent the desires and needs of ordinary Indians. Neither should anyone trust NASSCOM, one among several Indian agencies that act like outposts and brought India nothing but EDGI.

India is constantly being lobbied by big businesses that are not even Indian. Watch what Microsoft has done to the Modi government earlier this year and last year. It shot down a Free/Open Source software policy.

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