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[News] Bill and Melinda Gates Finally Get It: They Fund a GNU/Linux Lab

  • Subject: [News] Bill and Melinda Gates Finally Get It: They Fund a GNU/Linux Lab
  • From: Roy Schestowitz <newsgroups@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Fri, 11 Sep 2009 22:45:44 +0100
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Red Hat Funds Open Source Lab in New Gates Center

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| In an ironic turn, Carnegie Mellon University will be housing a new open 
| source computer lab funded by Red Hat in a new computer center funded by a 
| $20 million lead gift from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. 



Gates Foundation Sells Off Most Health-Care, Pharmaceutical Holdings

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| The foundation also sold millions of shares in major drug makers, including
| 14.9 million shares in Schering-Plough Corp., almost 1 million shares in Eli
| Lilly & Co., 8.1 million shares in Merck & Co. and 3.7 million shares in
| Wyeth, over the same time period. The foundation no longer holds shares in
| any of those companies.
| Among the other health and life sciences-related investments the foundation
| liquidated are Allos Therapeutics Inc., InterMune Inc., Auxilium
| Pharmaceuticals Inc. and Vertex Pharmaceuticals Inc.



Dark cloud over good works of Gates Found


Gates Foundation Revokes Pledge to Review Portfolio

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| ...the Gates Foundation took down their public statement on this
| and replaced it with a significantly altered version which seems to
| say that investing responsibly would just be too complex for them
| and that they need to focus on their core mission: 'There are
| dozens of factors that could be considered, almost all of which
| are outside the foundation's areas of expertise. The issues
| involved are quite complex...


Gates Foundationâs Influence Criticized

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| The chief of malaria for the World Health Organization has complained that
| the growing dominance of malaria research by the Bill and Melinda Gates
| Foundation risks stifling a diversity of views among scientists and wiping
| out the world health agencyâs policy-making function.  


Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation- Truth Revealed


Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation- Truth Revealed Part 2

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