Originally posted by Andilinks:
Recently Bill Gates pledged $100 million to fight AIDS in India. I applaud him for this but to put it in perspective, it took him 18 days to accumulate $100 million...
Another piece of perspective is that at the same time Microsoft spent over $400 million to, well, bribe the Indian government not to use Linux (this money to be spent over a much shorter period than the AIDS money, too).
I'd love to not appear cynical about this, but that can be difficult sometimes. Apparently RMS went to India at the same time to talk to folk and the ears closed after Bill's visit -