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Anthony wikilegal at inbox.org
Thu Dec 28 18:14:13 UTC 2006

On 12/28/06, Andrew Gray <shimgray at gmail.com> wrote:
> On 28/12/06, Jeroenvrp <wikipedia at xs4all.nl> wrote:
> > Their €250.000 is nothing compared to that.
> > Virgin Unite is just a PR-department. Almost every multi-national has these
> > kind off charity organisations. What if the Gates Foundation will offer these
> > kind of money? A lot of us will see that it is just a PR-stunt from
> > Microsoft.
> You know, we are perfectly capable of saying "no, that's a PR stunt,
> we're not interested in helping you, go away". For all I know, we've
> turned them down already; Danny is very insistent at ensuring we don't
> become puppets for something like this. We make these things on our
> terms. It may not be the best of terms, but we set them. We're not
> stupid, and we have no intention of becoming shills.
FWIW, I would see a donation from the Gates Foundation to be less of a
PR stunt than a donation from Virgin Unite.  The Gates Foundation has
pretty much nothing to do with Microsoft other than having the same


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