This is great to see. Not wishing to stir the waters with my Java/ Linux buddies I will say no more; you can read all about it at the Beeb or Google it:

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk/3428673.stm

http://news.google.com/news?hl=en&ned=us&q=bill+gates+knighthood&btnG=Search+News