Opinion: Time for the Gates Foundation to embrace Linux
Jan 24, 2009, 20:01 (4 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Phil Shapiro)
"For the past 10 years the Gates Foundation has expanded access
to technology by delivering Windows computers to public libraries.
Wouldn't it be cool for the next 10 years for the Gates Foundation
to deliver new Ubuntu systems for public access use at these same
"Seeing is believing, and the more people see Linux, the more
they will believe in it. Some might claim that by embracing Linux
the Gates Foundation might be hurting sales of Windows. The Gates
Foundation's mission is not to protect or expand Windows'
franchise, though. It's mission is to expand access to education
and health. I can think of no better tool for that than Linux."