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06.23.20

The Gates Press (GatesGate) — Part V: Putting the Series on Hold to Focus on More Urgent Matters

Posted in Bill Gates, OLPC at 9:34 am by Dr. Roy Schestowitz

We’ve slowed down lately due to urgent research into newly-acquired material

Hand holding money

Summary: A little update on the “GatesGate” series; due to some work on a book, as well as material coming (at long last) from Seattle’s Police Department, we’re putting this series on pause for a while; we’ll likely resume this series later this summer

IN part one, part two, part three, and part four we covered a bunch of stuff that had happened years earlier (than the time of reporting). We only became aware of what really happened a very long time later. It deals with the Gates Foundation being extremely hypocritical about Africa (see videos), claiming to be helping Africans whilst in fact harming them for profit.

“So we’re going to shuffle and reprioritise some things (changing projected times of publication), based on what’s more time-sensitive a topic.”We duly apologise for this series taking so long to complete. Not only were we sent about 200 pages of police material; the correspondent with whom I research this was busy covering the protests in Pittsburgh. So we’re going to shuffle and reprioritise some things (changing projected times of publication), based on what’s more time-sensitive a topic. “Things have gotten really crazy here,” he told me hours ago, as “I have a deadline for a book manuscript in about 6 weeks and it’s been my main focus. Time flies when you’re insanely busy, as I’m sure you know.”

Expect a long delay; “No hurry really,” I’ve told him, as “we’re dealing with an old scandal here.”

There are separate issues at hand and they’re loosely rather than closely connected. “My OLPC reporting really didn’t turn up all that much,” he said, “unless you want to do a story about a small, mismanaged company that probably shouldn’t be in the laptop business.”

Some of the ‘smoking guns’ were in Wikileaks (diplomatic cables). To many this is ‘old news’ (covered to some extent at the time), so for the time being we’ll press on with newer topics. The correspondent explores “the inherently corrupt practice of using a “philanthropy” to do your bidding.”

This is the same “philanthropy” which apparently ousted him from a major publisher, soon to be ‘replaced’ with Gates himself as the editor (see prior parts of this series).

“So,” he said, “here I am five years later and I’m looking into the Gates Foundation for my podcast, Failed State Update. I’d love to interview you about some of your recent Techrights stories on Gates, specifically regarding Covid-19, Jeffrey Epstein, and the shady ethical ground the foundation is on in general.”

If there’s an episode about it, that won’t happen any time soon. Part of the issue is privacy; I instructed him to set up PGP encryption. Previously it was not used. Based on his recent track record, which is partly listed here, he wrote for Counterpunch not too long ago (Counterpunch is a site we typically agree with). We should note upfront that the connection, if any, was limited to this past interview and IRC chats.

Part VI will likely come some time this summer. Until then, however, it seems safer to put things back in the ice bucket. I personally hoped to be done with this series by now, wanting to find out remnants of the article about OLPC that we can piece back together… namely how Bill Gates — through his fake ‘charity’ — attacked the charity because it did not use Microsoft Windows.

I wish to clarify with utmost sincerity that we’re not pausing due to a mistake or a lack of material; it’s just that I’m drowning in more shocking material at the moment, linking the person who was questioned and later arrested (while working at the home of Bill Gates) to some other companies, including one that works for Microsoft. We’ve sent some E-mail inquiries, giving the party which might be complicit in harm to children a chance to respond. They’re stonewalling on the face of it; we’ll persist to ensure they get every chance to properly reply. When we say “harm to children” we mean physical harm, not merely access to child pornography. We’ll leave readers with the video below.

06.12.20

The Gates Press (GatesGate) — Part IV: Burning History

Posted in Bill Gates, Deception, GNU/Linux, Microsoft, OLPC at 11:06 pm by Dr. Roy Schestowitz

“Cash-strapped libraries that accept the millions Gates is waving at them may find themselves acting out the Microsoft billionaire’s dim vision of our electronic future. … Before they take anything from the chief executive, they’d better examine the gift very carefully for strings. After all, what sort of public libraries can we expect from a man who calls people ‘users’ and to whom War and Peace and Gilligan’s Island are both ‘content?’”

Margie Wylie, CNET

Gilligan's Island

Summary: The effort to reconstruct the spiked piece about Bill Gates attacking charities is underway; there’s meanwhile new pushback against Gates for trying to control the narrative for profit and for fame

THE subject of this article is better understood after reading what we’ve outlined in part one, part two, part three and some preliminary ‘teaser’ parts. If you did not read at least some of those, then we suggest doing so now. We’ll cut right to the chase, in order to avoid repetition, which can in turn cause boredom.

As some people are aware, later today there will be some protests against Bill Gates, in various locations worldwide. It has been planned for a while and readers keep telling us about these protests. Those are partly connected to this video, which is part of a series.

“As some people are aware, later today there will be some protests against Bill Gates, in various locations worldwide.”We’re meanwhile trying to piece back together the spiked article which caused a journalist to be fired, shortly before the publisher put Bill Gates in charge (as editor). The role I played in it was a long (very long) interview more than half a decade ago. “Do you still have a recording of our prior chat,” I asked the journalist. “I might do,” I noted, but “do you have the spiked article?”

As we said in prior parts, the publisher denied the journalist access to his very own notes! Before firing him and making Bill Gates the editor rather than subject of shame. Prior to the interview I was told that the editor (Patel) was very interested in thrashing Gates, so why the sudden change? How much did Gates pay The Verge or what else was promised? Clearly something happened…

“I would like to collaborate on bringing the above to light,” I added later, as “I think these types of things aren’t just supported by evidence but are also pretty damning.”

“As we said in prior parts, the publisher denied the journalist access to his very own notes!”“I don’t have my Verge article,” the journalist said, “because it was never completed — but I do have the recording of our conversation.”

We think we need to carefully plan and coordinate coverage of these matters, compare notes etc. This may take some time as the journalist is currently very busy covering the protests in the US. In the meantime readers might want to read about Gates paying my employer all of a sudden (I can only guess it may be an effort to compel me to be silent). Just remember that there’s an effort to discredit Gates critics for anything they say that cannot be easily proven. But we have the facts, we just need to be careful in how we present them. Sometimes, and as recently as hours ago, people ask us for information. But some of them have an agenda like opposing vaccination. Not all, but some…

“I was wondering if there was any update,” one person told us in IRC, “as I am trying to place a request for the 2851 page report from Seattle police… Writing a book.”

“The length to which he goes, sometimes with his fake ‘charity’ as a vehicle of influence, ought to be widely recognised and broadly understood.”For this particular issue — like the Gates Foundation interfering with OLPC (in effect battling a charity in Africa) — I’d suggest a multi-part series, which feeds in the feedback from prior parts. That worked well for prior matters. There are two strands of stories here: 1. the OLPC thing (or bad intent in Africa) and 2. the attempt to muzzle the media. Those two are naturally connected. We thought we’d be able to finish the series by now, but it’s taking longer because of the protests in the US. We’ll pass around some notes we currently have regarding OLPC being targeted by the Gates Foundation even if those are of draft quality. Techrights does reach millions of people, so we can do justice to that story, over time… the top priority is ensuring we have evidence to support every statement made. That takes time.

Gates has long attempted to delete ‘uncomfortable’ history or rewrite it using misleading puff pieces. The length to which he goes, sometimes with his fake ‘charity’ as a vehicle of influence, ought to be widely recognised and broadly understood. “Charitable grants” are often a mask for bribes.

06.05.20

The Gates Press (GatesGate) — Part III: What Happens When You Tell the Truth About Bill Gates and the Gates Foundation

Posted in Bill Gates, OLPC at 10:23 pm by Dr. Roy Schestowitz

“Where are we on this Jihad?”

Bill Gates

Summary: One might not expect this from a so-called ‘charity’; the Gates Foundation’s critics are often met with unprecedented aggression, threats and retribution, which make one wonder if it’s really a charity or a greedy cult of personalities (Bill and Melinda)

THIS series is an ongoing discussion, based on evidence, of how Bill Gates controls the media and punishes/ousts his critics. Some new evidence was presented in part one and in part two. We don’t want to repeat what was said then; it’s not needed.

“Why would Gates suddenly offer money? And why at that particular point in time? As a reminder, Microsoft had already phoned my boss to complain about me. This is how those thugs operate.”About a month ago I noted/journaled my personal experience, noting that a month or so after I did an important series about Gates (starting Sept. 2019, onwards to present) Gates started paying my boss at work, even though we in theory competed against Microsoft. But I’m sure that’s all a coincidence…

Why would Gates suddenly offer money? And why at that particular point in time? As a reminder, Microsoft had already phoned my boss to complain about me. This is how those thugs operate. He only told me about it years later, as a little tidbit, casually… if I recall correctly as we all waited to board a ride at a theme park (Alton Towers). It wasn’t even something that he was planning to tell. As for the Gates money, it was mentioned as an aside months later in a conference call, taking note that I had been critical of Gates. Believe it or not, the payment was done with/under an NDA. Like the so-called ‘charity’ is a matter of national security or something…

“The story being worked on never showed up; instead he was fired and denied access to his very own notes/story before he was told about the firing. Then Gates ‘took over’ The Verge, at least temporarily…”The NDA part is rather bizarre. I was never asked to sign an NDA (and did not sign any).

Going back to the story of The Verge (journalist fired after working on a story about Gates), Microsoft could know what was coming as he was using Skype (not my choice) to communicate. There’s ample evidence that Microsoft spies on people’s personal communications for Microsoft’s business reasons (e.g. snuffing out critics/whistleblowers). The media wrote about in the past. Microsoft even got people arrested for doing things Microsoft disliked.

The story being worked on never showed up; instead he was fired and denied access to his very own notes/story before he was told about the firing. Then Gates ‘took over’ The Verge, at least temporarily…

“When things like these happen you know you’re on the right track,” I told him, but “I have a few more stories to tell that are related to this.”

I need to be granted permission to tell those other stories. I’ve spoken to other people who were met with incredible attacks (if not through employers then through platforms) after they had written about Gates and sought records about him. Investigation of these matters comes at a great price.

Over the years I saw and reported on similar incidents. For instance, right after Lancet blasted Gates’ influence Gates paid the Lancet, which then became his mouthpiece for a while.

“To Mr. Gates African children are more like risk-free (of litigation) “clinical trials” than anything worth truly helping. If he wanted to help African children, he’d give them food. Millions die of starvation. Monsanto (now Bayer) wants to feed them patents, not food.”This is very wrong; corruption of scholarly scientific journals (with one’s money) is a lot more severe an ethical breach than bribery of media/publishers.

At this moment of time we’re still working to recover what’s left of the spiked story; the publisher denied the journalist access to his very own notes, so this is not easy. As if the goal was also to ensure the same piece cannot be published elsewhere.

The gist of the story is, the Gates Foundation is not a charity but an entity that attacks charities (e.g. OLPC) and works against African children. Evidence of this is overwhelming. To Mr. Gates African children are more like risk-free (of litigation) “clinical trials” than anything worth truly helping. If he wanted to help African children, he’d give them food. Millions die of starvation. Monsanto (now Bayer) wants to feed them patents, not food. Suffice to say, Gates is a prominent investor in Monsanto. It’s all about profit. It’s also about monopoly.

In part 4, delayed somewhat because of the protests in the US (which this journalist now covers), we’re hoping to start sharing some details about the spiked story. Better late than never, right?

06.03.20

The Gates Press (GatesGate) — Part I: Lost the Job After Writing an Article Critical of Bill Gates for Attacking Some Actual, Legitimate Charities (Because They Had Spread GNU/Linux)

Posted in Bill Gates, Microsoft, OLPC at 1:14 am by Dr. Roy Schestowitz

Bullying charities, bullying media

'The fact that there's some e-mail here at MS that says 'let's go up and beat this guy': there's nothing wrong with that - that is capitalism at work for consumers.' - Bill Gates

Summary: The sociopaths from the fake ‘charity’ of Bill Gates would go to great lengths to squash criticism and also to eliminate critics; this series tells the story of some of those personally affected

TODAY we officially start a series we’ve long wanted to commence. We’ve been patiently gathering pertinent facts from affected parties and we are still making inquiries for more.

“As readers are aware, Wikileaks released some damning information not only about Microsoft but also the Gates Foundation.”The length of this series is unknown at this point; it will depend on the nature and volume of input we receive. There have been cover-up attempts, not only efforts to crush journalism but also to cover up the crushing of journalism. We’re hoping that by the time this series is finished readers will have a better grasp about how Microsoft — and the Gates Foundation specifically — not only games the media but also bullies the media. We should note, at least as a side note, that the Epstein documentary everyone has been speaking about this past week or fortnight deliberately downplays the role of Gates. Hardly surprising considering who made and distributed the film…

Without further ado, here’s the gist of the story we’ll be covering. It concerns me personally.

As readers are aware, Wikileaks released some damning information not only about Microsoft but also the Gates Foundation. That was a decade ago. Some of it dealt with efforts to undermine OLPC — a subject I had written about since around 2006 (even at my capacity as a journalist/columnist in news sites back then). The way Microsoft strong-armed OLPC and MIT (where OLPC came from) is well documented, albeit lots of revisionism served to obscure the ruinous contribution of Microsoft (Intel is the other guilty party; OLPC did not use Intel chipsets).

“…I interviewed you for an article I was doing about the Gates Foundation a few years ago for The Verge.”
      –The Verge Journalist
The series concerns investigative journalism regarding the OLPC affair, but it extends beyond it. It is also part of a familiar pattern.

“I don’t know if you remember,” a journalist told me the other week, “but I interviewed you for an article I was doing about the Gates Foundation a few years ago for The Verge.”

I do remember and I mentioned it several times since. The article was never published and there was an awkward silence.

“Believe it or not,” I’m now told, “the story was killed, and I lost my job — shortly thereafter, it was announced that Bill Gates would be the site’s “guest editor” for the month of February, 2015. But I’m sure that’s all a coincidence…’

We took note of this before, but we did not know for sure if or why the story got killed. Moreover, we didn’t know he was fired.

“Believe it or not, the story was killed, and I lost my job — shortly thereafter, it was announced that Bill Gates would be the site’s “guest editor” for the month of February, 2015.”
      –The Verge Journalist
Apparently, once Mr. Gates steps in, articles critical of his sheer abuses (even against charities) won’t be tolerated.

The pattern described above is familiar to me; I saw several things similar to it recently. In the next part we’ll be dealing with some of these things. Eventually, to the degree possible, we’d like to shed light on what the spiked story was all about.

Mr. Gates likes to portray himself as a charitable character; in reality, however, not only does he crush legitimate charities that actually help African kids (not using them for clinical trials and imposing Monsanto’s GMO on them) but he also crushes journalism that ‘dares’ to mention that.

Some “philanthropist”, eh?

11.07.12

Intel and Microsoft Launch Anti-Linux Attacks, Similar to OLPC Attack

Posted in Hardware, Microsoft, OLPC at 5:07 am by Dr. Roy Schestowitz

“Fat operating systems spend most of their energy supporting their own fat.”

Nicholas Negroponte, MIT Media Lab, rediff.com, Apr 2006

Summary: Wintel is conspiring to take over kids’ future, this time battling to eliminate Linux and ARM, not Linux and AMD

It is hard to forget how OLPC got sabotaged after Wintel had conspired to shoot it down. We saw hard evidence of this. Now that Apple considers leaving Intel, the very abusive firm, and Android gives a boost to ARM, we are not shocked to see another conspiracy, this time countering Linux and ARM, not Linux and AMD. To quote this one report:

Clearly spooked by the success of the low-cost Linux-based Raspberry Pi, Microsoft and Intel have teamed up with RM to launch the Shape the Future UK programme.

Here is more:

Microsoft, Intel and RM Education have announced the Shape the Future UK programme through which they aim to promote UK computing education.

Announced today, the programme sees the three companies partner up to provide hardware and software at a hefty discount – over 30 per cent, it’s claimed – to all government-funded schools across the UK. Those signing up to the scheme will provide one-to-one access to computing resources for their pupils – meaning everybody gets a tablet or laptop of their very own.

As long as kids depend on monopolistic, closed-source resource hogs, the Wintel collusion approves. UK education should deny Wintel for reasons we’ve covered for years.

04.11.12

The Economist Throws FUD at OLPC Again

Posted in FUD, GNU/Linux, OLPC at 11:44 am by Dr. Roy Schestowitz

“Fat operating systems spend most of their energy supporting their own fat.”

Nicholas Negroponte, MIT Media Lab, rediff.com, Apr 2006

Nick Negroponte
Picture from Wikipedia

Summary: Another news item that describes a seemingly successful project as a “failure”

THERE is something quite rotten at The Economist and it’s not just fallacies-filled GNU/Linux-hostile articles (we mostly ignore them so as to not feed the provocatuers).

The OLPC, which runs Fedora, has been under continuous attacks, being the trailblazer that — just like Munich — Microsoft and its comrades must mock.

In The Economist, OLPC Is being called a “failure” in Peru — under the assumption that part of the problem is that students learn faster than many of their teachers. Here is a person from Fedora addressing the article:

OLPC a “failure” in Peru

According to the Economist. Ah, but here’s the rub. From the article:

Part of the problem is that students learn faster than many of their teachers, according to Lily Miranda, who runs a computer lab at a state school in San Borja, a middle-class area of Lima. Sandro Marcone, who is in charge of educational technologies at the ministry, agrees. “If teachers are telling kids to turn on computers and copy what is being written on the blackboard, then we have invested in expensive notebooks,” he said. It certainly looks like that.

Here is another rebuttal, this one from HP.com:

So, instead of a “disappointing return,” or “not accomplish[ing] anything in particular,” IDB did actually find a measurable benefit.
Could it be that the disparity between test scores and actual measured achievement means that it’s the tests that are lacking, rather than the laptops? It certainly wouldn’t be the first time that academic testing was shown to be seriously wanting.
And is it too much to ask for The Economist’s journalists and fact-checkers to actually get as far as the sixth sentence in the report’s abstract, before writing the story? I know that many of today’s workers exhibit short attention-spans, but really!

There seems to be a reporting failure, not an OLPC failure. If they start with the premise that everything is failing, then they can collect claims that support the hypothesis and disregard the rest.

09.07.11

Cablegate: Bill Gates Uses AIDS to Bring Microsoft Windows to Indonesia at Expense of Linux-based OLPC (Updated)

Posted in Asia, Bill Gates, GNU/Linux, Microsoft, OLPC at 3:23 am by Dr. Roy Schestowitz

Cablegate

Summary: HIV/AIDS and avian influenza a back-door Trojan for a computer deal with Microsoft deal written all over it

USING malaria to attack GNU/Linux is not uncommon. Gates loves using “health” as an excuse to lobby politicians and then have them commit to Microsoft Windows at the same time. It’s a clever trick. If someone berates Gates for suppressing GNU/Linux adoption, then his PR people will accuse the critics of leading to deaths of people.

In what initially seems like another Cablegate cable about AIDS (see these two cables), there is actually a part which says that “The Ambassador requested a meeting with Bakrie after learning of his proposed February 5 visit to the Gates Foundation through a Microsoft contact.”

Notice how the Gates Foundation and Microsoft remain inseparable. Then it says: “Bakrie hopes that Microsoft can help Indonesia expand access to computers in schools and throughout the country. [...] software for one million computers. Bakrie also hopes Microsoft will use its contacts to help persuade other information technology companies to provide hardware. The Ambassador noted that Nicholas Negroponte leads One Laptop per Child and offered to help make contact.”

Well, we all know what Microsoft did to OLPC.

Here is the cable from 2008:



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RHHMUNA/HQ USPACOM HONOLULU HI
RHHMUNA/CDR USPACOM HONOLULU HI//J07/CATMED/CAT//
RUEHBK/AMEMBASSY BANGKOK 8296
RUEHBY/AMEMBASSY CANBERRA 1899
RUEHFR/AMEMBASSY PARIS 1075
RUEHGV/USMISSION GENEVA 7717
UNCLAS SECTION 01 OF 02 JAKARTA 000126 
 
SIPDIS 
 
SENSITIVE 
SIPDIS 
 
DEPT FOR EAP/MTS, G/AIAG AND OES 
USAID FOR ANE/CLEMENTS AND GH/CARROLL 
DEPT ALSO PASS TO HHS/WSTEIGER/ABHAT/MSTLOUIS AND HHS/NIH 
GENEVA FOR WHO/HOHMAN 
 
E.O. 12958: N/A 
TAGS: TBIO, AMED, CASC, EAGR, AMGT, PGOV, ID, 
SUBJECT: BAKRIE DESCRIBES GATES FOUNDATION AGENDA 
 
REF: Jakarta 68 
 
1.(SBU) Summary. Coordinating Minister for People's Welfare Aburizal 
Bakrie told the Ambassador on January 21 that a five-member 
delegation planned to visit the Gates Foundation in Seattle on 
February 5 to discuss health concerns and Indonesia's interest in 
expanding access to computers.  Bakrie noted that the Indonesian 
delegation would make presentations to the Foundation's Global 
Health Program on HIV/AIDS and avian influenza and may also discuss 
tuberculosis.  The Ambassador described growing concerns about 
Indonesia's handling of avian influenza, noting that the Foundation 
may be more receptive to other health collaboration.  Bakrie 
expressed interest in joining the delegation if the Foundation could 
change the date. End Summary. 
 
Proposed Visit to Gates Foundation 
---------------------------------- 
 
2. (SBU) The Ambassador requested a meeting with Bakrie after 
learning of his proposed February 5 visit to the Gates Foundation 
through a Microsoft contact.  Bakrie told the Ambassador that the 
Indonesia government had exchanged letters with Dr. Tadataka Yamada, 
President of Global Health Program, and planned to send a 
five-member delegation to visit the Foundation on February 5. 
Bakrie explained that Indonesia is seeking programmatic support from 
both Microsoft and the Gates Foundation on computer and health 
concerns. 
 
Increasing Access to Computers 
------------------------------ 
 
3. (SBU) Bakrie hopes that Microsoft can help Indonesia expand 
access to computers in schools and throughout the country. 
Indonesia currently has one computer for every 1,000 people.  With a 
goal of providing one computer for every 20 people, Indonesia will 
seek Microsoft assistance in providing software for one million 
computers.  Bakrie also hopes Microsoft will use its contacts to 
help persuade other information technology companies to provide 
hardware.  The Ambassador noted that Nicholas Negroponte leads One 
Laptop per Child and offered to help make contact. 
 
Health Challenges of AI, HIV/AIDS, and Tuberculosis 
--------------------------------------------- ------ 
 
4. (SBU) Bakrie described Indonesia's planned presentations to the 
Foundation on both avian influenza and HIV/AIDS.  The Ambassador 
noted that Indonesia and the Gates Foundation could benefit from a 
friendly but frank discussion of health issues. The Ambassador 
cautioned that the Gates Foundation may not be receptive to proposed 
collaboration on AI, noting growing international concerns about 
Indonesia's continued refusal to share samples while its avian 
influenza fatality rate is increasing and cases continue to occur in 
Tangerang, the district adjacent to the international airport. 
Bakrie noted that sample sharing would need to be worked out in 
accordance with Geneva talks and dismissed the severity of the AI 
problem, stating that tuberculosis is really the bigger crisis that 
continues to be ignored.  The Ambassador encouraged Bakrie to raise 
tuberculosis concerns with the Foundation. 
 
Delegation Members 
------------------ 
 
5. (SBU) Bakrie expressed interest in joining the GOI delegation if 
the Foundation could change the date.  Current members of the 
delegation include: 
 
-- Dr. Nafsiah Mboi, Secretary to the National AIDS Commission 
 
-- Dr. Broto Wasisto, Head of the Ministry of Health Committee on 
Drug Control 
 
-- Tantri Yuliandini, National AIDS Resource Center Coordinator 
 
-- Bayu Krisnamurthi, Executive Secretary, National Committee on 
Avian Influenza Control and Pandemic Preparedness 
 
 
JAKARTA 00000126  002 OF 002 
 
 
-- Dr. Heru Setijanto, Secretary, National Committee on Avian 
Influenza Control and Pandemic Preparedness. 
 
HUME 

Notice how Microsoft and AIDS somehow make it into the same cable. Is it about helping people or just corporations with patents (including those who sell very expensive drugs, not just Windows)?

Update: Also see the following cable from around the same time. The subject is “Bill Gates Visits Indonesia for Global Leadership Forum”.


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RUEHGV/USMISSION GENEVA 7778
UNCLAS JAKARTA 000927 
 
SIPDIS 
SENSITIVE 
 
DEPT FOR EAP/MTS, G/AIAG, L/DL, EAP/EX, EB/CIP AND OES/IHA 
USAID FOR ANE/CLEMENTS AND GH/CARROLL 
DEPT ALSO PASS TO HHS/WSTEIGER/MSTLOUIS AND HHS/NIH 
GENEVA FOR WHO/HOHMAN 
USDA/FAS/OSTA BRANT, ROSENBLUM 
USDA/APHIS ANNELLI 
 
E.O. 12958: N/A 
TAGS: TBIO, EAGR, KFLU, ECPS, AMGT, PGOV, ID 
SUBJECT: Bill Gates Visits Indonesia for Global Leadership Forum 
 
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PLEASE ZFR THE ABOVE JAKARTA MRN 927 IMI PLEASE ZFR THE ABOVE JAKARTA 
MRN 927 AND BLANK ALL ASSOCIATED MCN'S. MESSAGE WAS CANCELLED PER 
DRAFTER. MESSAGE WAS SENT IN ERROR. WE ZOB. 
//////////ZFR////////////////ZFR//////////ZFR 
 
 
HEFFERN 


Here is another cable of interest. “Government Leaders Forum Asia” includes Bill Gates, even though he is not a government leader (or maybe he is a de facto one). Once again we see how HIV/AIDS and avian influenza are being used to help Microsoft.



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RUEHZS/ASSOCIATION OF SOUTHEAST ASIAN NATIONS
RUEHGV/USMISSION GENEVA 7779
UNCLAS JAKARTA 000932 
 
SIPDIS 
SENSITIVE 
 
DEPT FOR EAP/MTS, G/AIAG, L/DL, EAP/EX, EB/CIP AND OES/IHA 
USAID FOR ANE/CLEMENTS AND GH/CARROLL 
DEPT ALSO PASS TO HHS/WSTEIGER/MSTLOUIS AND HHS/NIH 
GENEVA FOR WHO/HOHMAN 
USDA/FAS/OSTA BRANT, ROSENBLUM 
USDA/APHIS ANNELLI 
 
E.O. 12958: N/A 
TAGS: TBIO, EAGR, KFLU, ECPS, AMGT, PGOV, ID 
SUBJECT: Bill Gates Attends Government Leaders Forum Asia 
 
1. (U) During the May 8-9 Microsoft Government Leaders Forum (GLF) 
in Jakarta, Bill Gates praised President Yudhoyono for personally 
leading Indonesia's national committee on information technology and 
for setting ambitious goals.  Gates said that while not all of 
Indonesia's goals in information technology will likely be 
achievable in current timeframes, having lofty goals in itself is a 
best practice as it serves as a driver towards achievement. 
Yudhoyono highlighted the USAID/MCC-supported E-Procurement system 
as an example of Indonesia's effort to promote electronic governance 
in order to streamline processes and improve transparency. Over 200 
government leaders and private sector participants from other Asian 
countries attended the forum that focused on education, health and 
economic development. 
 
2. (SBU) During the forum, Microsoft President Director for 
Indonesia Tony Chen told Embassy staff that hosting the GLF 
Conference in Jakarta was a boon to both Microsoft Indonesia and to 
the Indonesian government.  He thanked Embassy staff for assistance, 
emphasizing the important role Ambassador Hume played in allaying 
Microsoft leadership's security concerns. Hume's trip to Redmond, 
Washington was one of the important factors in Microsoft's decision 
to hold the forum in Jakarta. 
 
3.(SBU) On the sides of the forum, a Gates Foundation official 
queried Embassy staff on latest developments in avian influenza 
sample sharing and on recent Ministry of Health actions barring 
NAMRU-2 from receiving samples.  He noted that Indonesian media had 
mischaracterized the Gates Foundation's interest in avian influenza 
assistance to Indonesia.  The Gates Foundation was interested in 
working on new vaccine development technologies that would 
ultimately eliminate chronic global vaccine shortages years from 
now.  The Foundation was not planning on specific assistance to 
Indonesia to develop an avian influenza vaccine. 
 
4. (SBU)  On May 9, Bill Gates spoke to 2,000 assembled government 
officials and students at a Presidential Lecture organized by the 
Kadin Secretariat.  During the event, Gates recognized a student 
group from Institut Teknologi Bandung (ITB) as the national of a 
Microsoft sponsored innovation competition and also announced that 
Universitas Pelita Harapan has been named the fifth Indonesian 
university that will host a Microsoft innovation center. 
 
HEFFERN 

06.13.11

Intel and Microsoft Attack Freedom of Software Developers by Defending/Lobbying for Software Patents in New Zealand

Posted in Hardware, Microsoft, OLPC, Patents at 5:41 am by Dr. Roy Schestowitz

Intel: criminal inside

Summary: Convicted monopolist Intel joins the Microsoft-style lobby of advocating monopolies on mathematical ideas such as algorithms

ONE THING THAT INTEL and Microsoft have in common is that both are committing crimes to gain and to protect their monopolies and when legal action is brought against them they just pay a bribe to have the evidence destroyed and for the legal cases to go away. Both Microsoft and Intel were found guilty in multiple continents and they had colluded for many years (recent example [1, 2]) as they rubbed each others’ back and forced smaller competitors out of the market.

“Intel submits that if New Zealand chooses to provide restrictions on the patentability of software, those who will suffer the most include citizens of the country, and particularly those who develop software.”
      –David Simon, Intel
Intel’s pretense (PR lies) is a subject we wrote about before. Do not believe what Intel says. It wants the world to perceive it as a GNU/Linux friend so that its hardware gets bought by people with a clue in computing. It’s a PR exercise. Intel paid SCO and attacked OLPC (which was Linux-based), then covered it up. Moreover, notes the FFII’s president upon this release of submissions regarding software patents in New Zealand, that “Intel says [PDF] you cannot distinguish hardware from software, very shocking from the number manufacturer of hardware” (does Intel ‘own’ the transistor yet?)

We have looked at the said submission and were appalled. There is also a very shameful lie there from David Simon (on behalf of Intel). He said that “Intel submits that if New Zealand chooses to provide restrictions on the patentability of software, those who will suffer the most include citizens of the country, and particularly those who develop software.” The very opposite is true, but don’t let facts gets in Intel’s way. Shame on Intel.

Glyn Moody notes that “#Microsoft fights desperately for #swpats” in there, but we already knew that. Microsoft and its front groups in New Zealand are a subject we explored quite thoroughly before (see this wiki page for details). The FFII’s president adds that the “European Commission DG Trade commenting on software patents guidelines in New Zealand, while EPC is not even EU law” (in New Zealand they try to legitimise software patents in the same way they do in Europe, by painting software as hardware or “device”). Mr Vassilis Koutsiouris from the intellectual property unit is deceiving New Zealand [PDF]. Is this what European taxpayers pay for? To harm themselves and empower monopolies whose billionaires have no qualm about lying?

[Disclosure: Posted from an AMD box]

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