To be honest, when I clicked on this thread I expected it to be a flamefest against Bill Gates.
I say Bravo Mr. Gates. I mean, he's not exactly going to be in poverty with $23 billion remaining, but, still to donate $23 billion is one heck of a gesture. Countless people are going to benefit from this donation, people who need it more than Bill Gates does.
He is contantly attacked for being so rich, even friends i know have mentioned his name with venom because of how rich he is. Most people dont believe he deserves it, and alot of them base it on the fact that mac came first and bill gates built the dos/windows code off of that. Or so I've heard, many many times.
But yeah, this does say alot for his character. Even if it is just a PR
gimmick, alot of people will come to benefit from that gimmick.