Microsoft and the DOJ ...
... heart-to-heart chats with selected journalists brought into his chambers, Jackson served up quotable but unflattering comments about Microsoft, at one point likening company executives, including Bill Gates, to "drug traffickers" and "gangland killers." Microsoft Judge Ripped in Court Wired, Feb. 28, 2001
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Why is there so much Hate for Microsoft?
``It's sent a lot of hope into a lot of people who didn't have it before,''
said McBride, whose mother is a teacher and father drives a bus. ``It's put
a lot of hope into me, because one of the colleges I would like to go to is
the University of the Pacific. The education is wonderful, but it's very expensive.''
- Gates to Donate $1B for Minorities By Arlene Levinson, AP National Writer,
Friday, September 17, 1999
Gates Doubles Assets of William H. Gates Foundation, Bringing Value to $10-Billion
[The Chronicle of Philanthropy, June 2, 1999 - the only danger is that
he lets these people scare him and only gives to libraries
If they want to put in the consent decree that I'm going to give away 95% of my wealth, I'd be glad to sign that. --An Interview with Gates, Fortune, June 8, 1998
Gates has said he intends to give 90 percent of his wealth away while he is still alive, but right now he is busy building Microsoft. --Washington Post, November 16, 1997
This, then, is held to be the duty of the man of wealth: first, to set an example of modest unostentatious living, shunning display; to provide moderately for the legitimate wants of those dependent upon him; and, after doing so, to consider all surplus revenues which come to him simply as trust funds which he is strictly bound as a matter of duty to administer in the manner which, in his judgment, is best calculated to produce the most beneficial results for the community. --Andrew Carnegie from The Gospel of Wealth
Along the way I'll tell how Bill Gates could be a true Andrew Carnegie if he put his mind to it. Schools and libraries need powerful friends and real money--not just much-ballyhooed grants that are minuscule in the grand scheme of things. --David Rothman, at NetWorld! Versus Bill Gates' $2.5-Million Road Ahead [Book at Amazon Books]
Imagine if Bill Gates were a Muslim and gave Zakat (the 3rd pillar of Islam). This would require him to give away 2.5% (over 1 billion dollars) of his fortune each year.
Salon | Microsoft Philanthropy - by Tom McNichol
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