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Gates & Shuttleworth: What Rich People Are Doing for Education

Sep 10, 2007, 00:00 (5 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Steven Richardson)

"I was talking with a young woman this weekend that used to work for IMB/Lenovo. She commented that she admired Bill Gates for all the things he was doing for education. When I asked her if she knew who Mark Shuttleworth was, she said no. Although this did not really surprise me, I was concerned. I told her that he was the CEO of Canonical (the company behind the Ubuntu Linux distribution) and what he has been up to as far as computers in education and the Edubuntu version of Ubuntu. Although I certainly respect Bill and Melinda Gates for what they do (how many billionaires do you see doing the charitable works they have been doing?), they and Microsoft are not the only ones working towards this goal..."

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