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This E-Waste Recycler Is Going to Prison for Selling Windows Restore Discs to Put on Refurbished Computers - Motherboard

In 1976, a 21-year-old Bill Gates wrote the now famous “Open Letter to Hobbyists” complaining that people were using the software he developed for Micro Instrumentation and Telemetry Systems (MITS) for free. At this point, Microsoft was only a year old ...

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 ...

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 ...

Revolution OS

The film begins with glimpses of Raymond, a Linux IPO, Torvalds, the idea of Open Source, Perens, Stallman, then sets the historical stage in the early days of ...

Open Letter to Bill Gates

English vocabulary hiatus of our education that need to be addressed.