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Re: [OT] Bill Gate's "Charity"

  • Subject: Re: [OT] Bill Gate's "Charity"
  • From: Roy Schestowitz <newsgroups@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Thu, 05 Jan 2006 08:00:33 +0000
  • Newsgroups: comp.os.linux.advocacy
  • Organization: schestowitz.com / MCC / Manchester University
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__/ [amosf (Tim Fairchild)] on Thursday 05 January 2006 05:40 \__

> mlw wrote something like:
>> I often think about the robber barons who give thousands or millions after
>> stealing millions or billions, it has been a historically effective
>> strategy of cleansing one's image.
> In bill's case it partly image, partly PR, partly his wife perhaps, and a
> lot of it is about putting money into a place where it's safe from future
> legal action perhaps... These foundations can chew a lot of maney in
> 'administration costs' at the best of times, so with bill involved it can
> only be worse...

What worries me most is that Microsoft can shortly rob the music industry,
phone industry, film industry, and satellite/cable providers from their


Expect DRM. Expect no interoperability and more counter-standards formats.
Some of the money will be funnelled to charity, but the rest will reside in
Swiss bank accounts of Microsoft investors and management.


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