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Claim: Bill Gates Hired Patent Trolls to Attack the Competition of Microsoft While Mystery Lawyer Tries Taking Debian GNU/Linux Off the Web

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Summary: Bill Gates "hired my lawyers to help him steal what has now become the iPad & iPhone," tells us a source from MIT; Debian is being pressured off the Web in Germany

TODAY we received a truly important E-mail from MIT. It reached us because of our mirror of "Patent TrollTracker", who is the now-exposed Rick, from Cisco. He once or twice wrote about an entity called "Altitude Capital Partners", which was suing a lot of companies just like Traul Allen, Microsoft's co-founder. That's just what he did more recently. In general, a lot of former bigwigs from Microsoft are extorting Linux and this includes Gates and his mate Nathan, who run and invest in Intellectual Ventures, the world's largest patent troll. Intellectual Ventures reportedly has over 1,000 'shells' doing litigation. These are just the facts. Bill Gates is a known extortionist with software patents. Fans of his PR machine ought to face this difficult reality.



The person from MIT told us: "II was wondering if I could ask you whether a company called "Altitude Capital Partners" is a Microsoft shell company used to sue msft's enemies?"

"In general, a lot of former bigwigs from Microsoft are extorting Linux and this includes Gates and his mate Nathan, who run and invest in Intellectual Ventures, the world's largest patent troll."We have asked for further details and we hope to have them available in the near future. "I ask," said our source, "because they wrote to me asking to represent me.

"I am the person this Wikileaks affiliate wrote about. However, that Wikileaks article is mistaken in that the NY Times has been lying to help Steve Jobs, and it never mentioned why I ran to steve jobs in the first place in 2003...it was because bill gates hired my lawyers to help him steal what has now become the iPad & iPhone....7 years before Apple introduced it."

If this is true*, then it suggests that behind the scenes Microsoft is rallying patent trolls, urging them to sue rivals or derail them in some other way. The source names 2003, which is the same year SCO launched anti-Linux lawsuits, as Microsoft's Allchin had predicted.

And look what else is in the news this week:

Lawyer request stop from downloading Debian



A lawyer from Augsburg, Germany sent a "Abmahnung" [2] to a person which downloaded Debian using Bittorrent. The company "Media Art Holland b.v" claimed that she has the "Nutzungs und Verwertungsrechte" (something like distribution rights).

The lawyer wants the poster to pay 700 Euro and stop uploading of Debian. -------------------------

My opion is that this behavior is not good for Debian's reputation and the project should take legal action against the lawyer and this company.

Stefan

[1] http://www.lima-city.de/thread/abmahnung-im-haus (written in German) [2] see http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Abmahnung



Interesting. In the next post we are going to show some nuclear document that exposes Microsoft anti-Linux extortion, which is no longer speculative, despite NDAs that successfully kept it hidden for a while. Not anymore. ___ * It may seem hasty, but we did check the basic validity of the source and this was posted from a real person with a real name at the MIT domain. Being a reputable establishment (ranked highly and even 1st in the world in many areas, whereas the one I work for is ranked 15th in the world), it appears safe to post this as least as a claim.

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