In the troubled economy of Europe Bill Gates and Microsoft try to make the population more Redmond dependent and in the United States too the Gates Foundation shapes (changes) public library policiesRead more »
We all know that the Redmond giant has long supported floss and it has announced it's going to put it's full backing behind gnu/linux.
Actually no, it spent years calling the GPL communist and trying to destroy anything that threatens it's monopoly position. But that's sort of the same thing right?Read more »
Not just Microsoft Web sites but the PR sites and the investment site of Bill Gates also rely on Akamai, which runs GNU/LinuxRead more »
Microsoft's former chairman shows the company's attitude towards accessible file formats and competitionRead more »
Insights from Bill Gates (and colleagues) on platform strategy .Read more »
So, guess what has been happening in the Novell v. Microsoft antitrust litigation? A battle over deposing Bill Gates.Read more »
"On June 29, 2007 the Free Software Foundation released the GNU General Public License, version 3. What happened since then? I had the opportunity to discuss many subjects with FSF's founder and president Richard Stallman..."Read more »
Report from a Microsoft-Intel meeting leads to Gates' fear of Linux .Read more »
Microsoft's affair with Intel reveals a scarcely-known reality about Intel's Linux affinity (and Windows disdain)Read more »
"...They base it on practical values only and they take for granted that proprietary software subjugating users is legitimate; whereas I say, and we in the Free Software movement say, that users are entitled to freedom and that proprietary software is a social problem and we're aiming to correct that problem, put an end to that problem..."Read more »
Obama receives money directly from Microsoft executives but not from their lobbyistsRead more »
## In this issue
* It's not the Gates, it's the bars
* Act on ACTA!
* Fight the Canadian DMCA!
* Rhapsody and Naxos go DRM free
* Refusing Digital Monitoring Policies
* 5 reasons to avoid iPhone 3G
* autonomo.us activist group to focus on freedom in network services
* identi.ca is autonomo.us
* GNU spotlight with Karl Berry
* Richard Stallman's speaking schedule
* Take action!
To pay so much attention to Bill Gates' retirement is missing the point. What really matters is not Gates, nor Microsoft, but the unethical system of restrictions that Microsoft, like many other software companies, imposes on its customers.Read more »
I think if Bill Gates met a Debian system and installed a program from the repositories, he might just go to his engineers and say, "Why can't it be like this?"Read more »