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Radio Reg Every time Mark Shuttleworth farts an angel gets its wings. Or at least that's what his girlfriend told me.

If only Bill Gates enjoyed the same enthusiasm for his bowel actions. Instead, Microsoft's Chairman is just pounded with ridicule and hatred by dolts who fail to understand his greater contribution to the human race.

We joined the Gates trolls during Episode 19 of Open Season. In this show, we honored Gates's exit from Microsoft with a little game called "Kermit the Frog or Bill." The game revolves around audio clips from both characters. All you have to figure out is who's talking.

The show also featured co-host Dave Rosenberg bagging on his inabilities as a CEO, and Matt Asay and I laughing at his inadequacies.

We also talked about some more meaningful items like the Red Hat Summit, Google's open source future with BigTable and how the Apache license is a death sentence for open source companies.

Did I mention that we had Richard Stallman and Nick Carr on the program as well? Also, please see the show notes below for information on our future guests. You're meant to vote on the next Open Season star.

Enjoy.

Open Season - Episode 19

The faithful can grab the Ogg Vorbis file here, those plagued by low-bandwidth can catch a smaller, crappier quality show here and those of you with macho-sized bandwidth can get the big daddy here.

You can subscribe to the show on iTunes here or grab the Arse feed here.

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