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Dr. Bill Gates, Philanthropist, Genius, and Visionary. FSF? What has i

From: Karen Hill
Subject: Dr. Bill Gates, Philanthropist, Genius, and Visionary. FSF? What has it done?
Date: 23 Jun 2006 11:56:08 -0700
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That is how the major news networks and PBS covered Bill Gates'
annoucement of his upcoming retirement.

Dr. Bill Gates has two honorary PhDs, one from the prestigious
Linkoping University of Sweden.  On PBS's News Hour with Jim Leher, a
commentator on philanthropy said Bill Gates would bring his incredible
vision and genius to the world of philanthropy.  She noted that Bill
Gates was the world's most generous philanthropist in all of history.
They noted that Bill Gates was not a passive philanthropist, but a
focused highly skilled individual with an incredible drive to help the
world in terms of health and education.

On NBC's World News Tonight, the news anchor substituting for Brian
Williams interviewed several computer commentators and they lauded him
for "bringing the internet to the masses", and for his vision of
changing the world by putting a computer on eveyone's desktop.  They
also pointed out that Microsoft and Bill Gates made this possible.

In the world of business they said he was a visionary.  One commentator
said he was one of the most respected and admired business leaders in
the world.  He said that whenever his parent company put him on the
cover of its business publications sales of those magazines would sky

It was noted that Bill Gates achieved an SAT score of 1590 and had an
Erdos number of 4.

Bill Gates revitalived and single handedly transformed Washington
State's Seattle area into a tech powerhouse.  He provided thousands of
jobs and millions of dollars to the state's coffers.  Without him
perhaps Washington state would still be in a declining timber industry.

He transformed education in Washington state building many building at
the University of Washington.

What has free software done for us other than adding programmers to the
pubic dole?  Free software is not taxable so the states cannot collect
sales tax on it.  FSF does not build University buildings nor employ
60,000 people with high paying jobs nor transform a state from a
declining industry to a tech powerhouse.  The FSF was formed in the
1980's and was not responsible for a computer on every desktop.  In
fact, without Microsoft, the FSF would not even be close to the level
of users it has now.  FSF does not help the world's poor by solving the
world's health problems.

This is why world leader don't want to read Stallman's petitions but
will eagerly meet with the visionary genius Bill Gates.

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