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The Modern Robin Hood Retires in 2008

June 16, 2006

Robin Hood – Steals from the rich gives to the Poor.

The most richest man in the world has given up his day job.. (atleast is scheduled to give up) of robbing people of their rights and freedoms to S/W, and made billions (50 to be exact) off it.

There are many who are blind and unaware of this robbing as many of the M$ products are freely available in streets for a mere cost of a Compact Disc. But even then there is a robbing of the ability to modify and study the S/W.

He is attempting to monoplize the markets specially in developing countries signing agreements with Universities and State Institutions.. forcing us a product that once hooked is like Smoking.

Why I call him a Robin Hood is, he still manages to do a bit of good to the poorer people, which earned him an award along with Bono (u2).. So I’m glad he’s retiring and concentrating on humanitarian work. The question is can the wrongs he did be Undone ??


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  1. ~CC~ permalink
    June 28, 2006 9:00 am

    I don’t think anyone can call ‘closed-source’ software as being ‘robbing’ the user. Most users and this is the overwhelming majority don’t give a jack ass if the source is open or not.

    If there’s anyone robbing then that’s Us.

    Nobody’s forcing us to use anything; we have the freedom to install anything we want. Most people use windows/Office combination because of a combination of inertia – reluctance to move out to a new unfamiliar platform and the quality of software.

    Windows and Office works for a lot of people.

    Gates is a business man, a damn good one. Monopolization is something that all business strives to achieve. Sell as much you can to as many people as you can.

    Deane J

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