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Free Software Foundation chairman and all around computer freedom guru Richard Stallman has written an article for the BBC entitled ‘It’s not the Gates, it’s the bars’. If you’ve read up on Stallman’s views on the issue of proprietary software, most of that article simply reiterates the points he makes about the perils of proprietary software and how free software is meant to put the user back in control and give them freedom.

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Bill Gate is the James Watt of his Era, Praised and Condemned

Whatever contributions Bill Gates made to the computer industry and to the world is diminished by the ruthless anti-free market practices that his corporation used.

He is very much like James Watt. While popular history praised Watt as a hero of the industrial revolution. Economic historians condemned him for delaying the industrial revolution through his monopolies.

Whatever genius both James Watt and Bill Gates have, they squandered it. What possible further prosperity that would have taken place, they either slowed it down or destroyed it.

That is the true legacy of Bill Gate.
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