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Sunday, September 10th, 2006, 8:02 am

Bill Gates Came From an Open Source Background

Bill Gates
Bill Gates arrested in his younger days (photo in public domain)

From: 'Programmers at work', Microsoft Press, Redmond, WA [c1986]

Interviewer: “Is studying computer science the best way to prepare to be a programmer?”

Gates: “No, the best way to prepare is to write programs, and to study great programs that other people have written. In my case, I went to the garbage cans at the Computer Science Center and I fished out listings of their operating system.”

Not only does this confession put Gates in a position of hypricy, but this also explains Windows’ origins — the garbage cans.

Related item: Microsoft accused of software communism (totality)

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