November 9, 2001

How Microsoft invented Open Source, by Billg

Author: JT Smith

The Register: "The open source movement wouldn't exist without Microsoft, Bill Gates told his company's
shareholder meeting earlier this week. Open source is also a follower, not an innovator, and destroys
jobs, the economy and world peace (we made that last bit up).

Gates was responding to a question from the audience. The transcript doesn't say who it was, but the
question itself makes you wonder how the blazes some Linux-loving hippy longhair got into the
meeting in the first place."

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