We've certainly seen a variety
go down on stage, but a determined protester and undeterred advocate for open source software rudely (albeit humorously) interrupted Bill Gates
' speech at Peking University in Beijing, China. Gates, who was speaking on the topic of Innovation in China's future and receiving (yet another
) honorary manager title, had his after-party all shook up by an off-kilter open source
proponent who reportedly darted across the stage, "loudly shouted against Microsoft's monopoly
," proudly displayed a sign of "Free software, open source," and was promptly "tackled by security and removed for questioning." It was suggested that the culprit may have been a member of the Linux
Professional Institute, and while we're not exactly sure if Michael Dell would've shown any forgiveness
, feel free click on through for a closeup of the sign and the unfortunate aftermath.
, thanks Ralf]Update:
Reader Shawn W sent in a video of the proceedings! Check it out after the break.