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Why Open Source will Overtake Proprietary Software by 2020 - Computer Business Review

In fact, back in 1976, Bill Gates wrote his “Open Letter to Hobbyists,” which argued that if developers get ahold of software without paying for it, there's no way to encourage the next generation to create high quality products as they will never reap ...

This 21-year Oracle veteran is now in charge of Microsoft's most surprising initiative - Business Insider

As far back as Bill Gates's "Open Letter to Hobbyists" in 1976, Microsoft has seen software as intellectual property and a commercial product to be sold. Linux, which uses the open source model by which anybody can view, modify, and contribute to the ...

Dead and buried: Microsoft's holy war on open-source software - CNET

Time was when Microsoft executives thought nothing about publicly dissing open-source software as distinctly un-American. Everyone has their pet theories. Some even drew a direct line back to the company's early days dating to 1976, when co-founder ...

The Open Letter to Hobbyists was a 1976 open letter written by Bill Gates, the co-founder of Microsoft, to early personal computer hobbyists, in which Gates expresses dismay at the rampant copyright infringement of software taking place in the hobbyist community, particularly with regard to his company's software.

Bill Gates's Open Letter to Hobbyists from the Homebrew Computer Club Newsletter, January 1976

The Open Letter to Hobbyists was a 1976 open letter written by Bill Gates, the co-founder of Microsoft, to early personal computer hobbyists, in which Gates expresses dismay at the rampant copyright infringement of software taking place in the hobbyist community, particularly with regard to his company's software.

In the letter, Gates expressed frustration with most computer hobbyists who were using his company's Altair BASIC software without having paid for it. He asserted that such widespread unauthorized copying in effect discourages developers from investing time and money in creating high-quality software. He cited the unfairness of gaining the benefits of software authors' time, effort, and capital without paying them.

An Open Letter to Hobbyists

A dramatization of a letter Bill Gates wrote to the Home Brew Computer Club in 1976. This is a pretty rough cut. Next time I won't use the camcorder mic!

Bill Gates open letter to Homebrew Computer Club

Bill Gates vs software piracy. Act 1. Year 1976. Software: Altair Basic.

History of Microsoft -- 1976

For Microsoft, 1976 was the first year with an official name, it was the first time Bill Gates raised the issue of piracy and we hired our first full-time employee Marc McDonald. The History...

The Homebrew Computer Club - Bill Gates and Linux

http://www.mslaw.edu The battle between open-source and proprietary soft-ware came to the fore with the development of Linux and severe pushback from the sharing ethos embraced by the Homebrew...

Revolution OS (GNU, Linux, FOSS)

Revolution OS is a 2001 documentary which traces the history of GNU, Linux, and the open source and free software movements. It features several interviews with prominent hackers and entrepreneurs...

What Happened To My Fishies Video

Some good fish resources that I mentioned from the fish community here on youtube Taylor Nicole Dean https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCaOTXKuQ-t-eTikY96B9n-Q Solid Gold Aquatics https://www.yo...