OK, Bill Gates doesn’t understand the GPL (or is deliberately lying about it), and CNet doesn’t understand much of anything. Bill Gates, like his Microsoft cronies, criticizes the GPL for its “Pac-Man like nature,” when in fact all it does is prevent people from leveraging the freely contributed work of others for their own material gain. How can that possibly be dangerous? If you don’t like the GPL, don’t contribute code to projects licensed under the GPL. It’s not hard. As far as CNet goes, apparently the writer of the article and his editors don’t understand what a “kernel” is, despite the fact that their content management system provided a link to the definition of the word.