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Re: [News] Free Software a Bigger 'Trouble' to Non-Free Software Than Counterfeiting

Roy Schestowitz wrote:

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> Should Proprietary Software Companies Be More Concerned About Open Source
> Or Piracy?
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> | We see various software companies and their representatives like the BSA
> | complaining constantly about the damaging impact of piracy on their
> | business, but reader Jon sent in an article that explores how piracy of
> | proprietary software often does just as much, if not more, harm to open
> | source alternatives. So, for example, when people make an unauthorized
> | copy of Photoshop, doesn't that hurt open source providers of the GiMP
> | just as much as Adobe? And an unauthorized copy of Microsoft Office hits
> | the Open Office crew.
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> http://techdirt.com/articles/20081028/0349412669.shtml


What we need is an alternative to BSA.

It needs to be totally derisory of the BSA tactics and take their case
to schools and colleges to educate them of the benefits of
free software and hand out open office and Linux liveCDs.
Funded of couse by free as in freedom software companies that benefit from
the spread of free as in freedom software.



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