EditorsAbout the SiteComes vs. MicrosoftUsing This Web SiteSite ArchivesCredibility IndexOOXMLOpenDocumentPatentsNovellNews DigestSite NewsRSS

10.24.09

Gates Keepers to Keep Track of Gates Foundation

Posted in Bill Gates, Deception, Microsoft, Patents at 10:41 pm by Dr. Roy Schestowitz

Summary: On a Web site dedicated to watching the darker side of the Gates Foundation and its real impact on civilisations

WE HAVE received an E-mail from Gates Keepers, probably in response to yesterday's explanation of the Gates Foundation's obsessive occupation with patents. We are not alone among those who explore the darker side of Gates’ work outside of Microsoft. “Love your boycott novell blog,” writes Gates Keepers, who brought attention to his/her Web site. Since we keep track of this type of stuff, we wish to bring attention to Gates Keepers and also recommend it. To give just a sample of some recent posts from October, aside from copyright violations (Gates Keepers must really stick to snippets) we find some interesting items that are looking beyond the PR. Examples:

i. Chinese copy of the Gates Foundation

Monday the papers were all asplash with announcements that there would be a Chinese copy of the Gates Foundation. Now it appears that the celebration might have been premature. Perhaps New Huadu is a perfect imitator, as Microsoft also engaged in illegal activities before the Gates Foundation emerged.

ii. Chinese innovation and the Gates Foundation

If this is how the Gates Foundation tries to support innovation in China it is not trying very hard. China has lots of new tech talent educated in the US. If the environment is right in the next twenty years there will be lots of innovation. But are small timebound grants the way to support it?

iii. Unions, Bill Gates pump last-minute cash against Wash. ballot issue slowing gov’t growth (c/f Abramoff for similarities)

National labor unions and Microsoft Corp. co-founder Bill Gates are among the donors who have poured nearly $1.5 million of last-minute cash into the campaign against Initiative 1033, a ballot measure that would slow the growth of state and local governments.

iv. Gates Foundation program advisory panel member speaks out on war and security

v. Is the Gates Foundation listening?

Gates Keepers thinks there will be no Gates Foundation grants for Reganold or Herren forthcoming.

Isn’t it governance that is lacking for the Green Revolution in Africa? Does blaming people who question genetically modified plants help? Heim is asking the right questions of the right people. Is the Foundation listening?

See our posts about Monsanto for example:

We have also produced extensive evidence showing that the Gates Foundation is buying the press. Gates Keepers points to more examples from this month, e.g.:

i. Will Bill Gates Come to the Rescue of Journalists?

Online news site Crosscut’s announcement yesterday of a $100,000 grant from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation surely raised some hopes in the tumultuous world of journalism. Is Bill Gates waking up to the havoc caused by the digital technology he has unleashed? Will his enormously deep-pocketed philanthropy come to the rescue of a profession–and means of informing that the public– that threatens to disappear? Can the New York Times expect a bailout next?

ii. Vanessa Mazal talks about how the Gates Foundation is getting into the media

This is frightening. She tries to simplify media development and media for development but in the end it all sounds manipulative … like our strings are being pulled by the Gates Foundation.

The author states in the comments: “Development of the public good of ‘media for development’ specifically benefits Microsoft when their products are used. Paying media organisations to put ‘health messages’ that specifically showcase the work of the Gates Foundation into their communications is manipulative. We used to call this a conflict of interest.

Conflict of interests is also what we find in the Gates Foundation’s pharmaceutical investments [1, 2, 3, 4].

The one last item is a fascinating example of conflicts of interests: [via]

The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation has contributed $10 million to the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History and Culture, expected to open in late 2015 on the National Mall in Washington.

We wrote about this before (also in IRC). Patti Stonesifer became a chairwoman at the Smithsonian Institution shortly after she had left the Gates Foundation where she was CEO. We ‘caught’ her husband planting Gates Foundation glorification pieces in major magazines, as last mentioned here. They still control the mainstream press and thus they control the story (or the fantasy rather) absorbed by the public.

How far is Bill Gates going? Gates Keepers is not particularly optimistic.

Gates Foundation logo

‘“Other than Bill Gates, I don’t know of any high tech CEO that sits down to review the company’s IP portfolio” —Marshall Phelps

Share this post: These icons link to social bookmarking sites where readers can share and discover new web pages.
  • Digg
  • del.icio.us
  • Reddit
  • co.mments
  • DZone
  • email
  • Google Bookmarks
  • LinkedIn
  • NewsVine
  • Print
  • Technorati
  • TwitThis
  • Facebook

If you liked this post, consider subscribing to the RSS feed or join us now at the IRC channels.

Pages that cross-reference this one

What Else is New


  1. Links 25/4/2015: Debian LTS Plans, Turing Phone Runs Linux

    Links for the day



  2. Who Kills Yahoo? It's Microsoft, Not Yahoo!

    The media should blame Microsoft, not Marissa Mayer, for what's going on (and has been going on for 7 years) at Yahoo!



  3. EPO Management is Trying Hard to Appease Its Critics While Pushing Forth Unitary Patent Agenda

    The European Patent Office and European Commission promote the agenda of large multinational corporations (at the expense or European citizens) and critics are being kept at bay



  4. Real Patent Reform Will Not Come From Biggest Backers of GNU/Linux, Not Even Google

    A look at the 'new' Google, the company which is hoarding patents (2,566 last year alone) instead of fighting for reform



  5. Microsoft's Troll Intellectual Ventures Loses Software Patents

    Intellectual Ventures is bluffing with software patents, but this time around it doesn't get its way



  6. Links 24/4/2015: Ubuntu and Variants in the News, Red Hat Developer Toolset 3.1

    Links for the day



  7. Links 23/4/2015: Ubuntu 15.04 is Out, Debian 8.0 Out Very Soon

    Links for the day



  8. Links 22/4/2015: Fedora 22 Beta, Atlassian Acquires BlueJimp

    Links for the day



  9. The Dying Debate Over Patent Scope (Including Software Patents) Replaced by 'Trolls' (But Not the Biggest Ones)

    The corporate media and Web sites or people who are funded by large corporations have essentially suppressed any debate about issues in the patent granting process, thereby guarding software patents and preventing criticism of large corporations' power grab



  10. The Patents Gold Rush Continues

    The morbid obsession with monopolising mere ideas still dominates the media, even increasingly in China



  11. 9 Millionth US Patent Tells a Story of Failure and USPTO Misconduct

    The USPTO, much like FISA (notorious court for surveillance/espionage authorisation), has become a rubber-stamping operation rather than a patents examination centre, as new evidence and old evidence serve to show



  12. HBO Helps Shift Debate Over Patents to 'Trolls' (Scale), Not Scope

    More of that awkward shifting of the patent debate towards small actors who are misusing patents, not large conglomerates like Apple and Microsoft which use patents to destroy competitors, crush startups, drive up prices, and so on



  13. Software Patents Are Still Menacing to Free Software: OIN Expands Scope, HEVC Adds to MPEG-LA Burden/Tax, Google and Facebook Give in on Patents

    A look at recent news about software patents and especially Free/libre software, which is inherently incompatible with them



  14. The Latest Developments Around Microsoft's Clever Attack on Android/Linux

    Microsoft's campaign of destruction, extortion, etc. against the most widely used Linux-powered operating system is revisited in light of new reports



  15. The Microsoft 'Community' is Maligning the Free Software Community

    Dishonest generalisations and baseless deductions portray the Free/Open Source software communities as a nasty place that leads to poverty and despair



  16. Googlebombing 'Microsoft Open Source' Even When Microsoft Shuts Down Its 'Open Source' Proxy

    A massive failure by the press to cover the most basic news, which is Microsoft putting an end to a supposedly 'Open Source' effort



  17. Links 22/4/2015: Calculate Linux 14.16, SparkyLinux 4.0 RC KDE

    Links for the day



  18. Links 21/4/2015: Project Photon, Ubuntu Touch Buzz

    Links for the day



  19. Embrace, Extend, Extinguish: How Microsoft Plans to Get Rid of Linux/Android

    Microsoft's sheer abuse against Android is laying bare for everyone to see now that Microsoft has paralysed Google's legal department with potential antitrust action in Europe



  20. Yahoo's Current CEO (Mayer, Formerly of Google) is Trying to End Yahoo! Status as Microsoft Proxy

    There are signs of relinquishing Microsoft's control over Yahoo! after Marissa Mayer worked to end the company's suicidal/abusive relationship with Steve Ballmer's Microsoft



  21. Repeating Microsoft's Lies Without Any Journalistic Assessment

    Poor fact-checking by relatively large media/news sites results in Microsoft's patently false claims being repeated uncritically



  22. Links 19/4/2015: New KaOS (2015.04), Manjaro Linux 0.8.13 Pre1

    Links for the day



  23. Links 18/4/2015: ExTiX 15.2, RaspArch

    Links for the day



  24. Microsoft Tired of Pretending to be Nice to Free/Open Source Software (FOSS), Microsoft 'Open' Technologies Dumped

    Microsoft dumps its proxy (misleadingly named 'Open Tech') and other attacks on Free software persist from the inside, often through so-called 'experts' whose agenda is to sell proprietary software



  25. More Translations of French Article About the EPO

    German and Dutch translations of the Le Monde article are now available



  26. Links 17/4/2015: Wipro and the Netherlands Want FOSS

    Links for the day



  27. Microsoft's Multi-Dimensional Assault on Android/Linux: Extortion, Lobbying of Regulators, and Bribes

    Microsoft's vicious war on Linux (and Android in its current incarnation) takes more sophisticated -- albeit illegal (as per the RICO Act) -- forms



  28. Microsoft's Plot to Associate Windows with 'Open Source' is Proving Effective, Despite Being Just a Big Lie

    A look at the latest headlines which can lead to a false perception that Microsoft is now in bed with 'Open Source'



  29. Microsoft Windows Remotely Crashed, Remotely Hijacked, But Still No Logo and No Branding for the Bugs

    Windows maintains its reputation as a back doors haven, but the media is still not highlighting the severity of this issue, instead focusing on accidental bugs in Free software, even very old (and already fixed) bugs



  30. Black Duck's Latest Self-Promotional Propaganda (for Proprietary Software) Still Fools Journalists

    Under the traditionally misleading title "Future of Open Source" Black Duck expresses its desire for proprietary software sales, salivating over fearful managers who may get bamboozled into buying the patents-'protected' Black Duck 'product'


CoPilotCo

RSS 64x64RSS Feed: subscribe to the RSS feed for regular updates

Home iconSite Wiki: You can improve this site by helping the extension of the site's content

Home iconSite Home: Background about the site and some key features in the front page

Chat iconIRC Channel: Come and chat with us in real time

CoPilotCo

Recent Posts