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[News] Companies Without Licence for Non-free Software Should Consider GNU/Linux Migration

  • Subject: [News] Companies Without Licence for Non-free Software Should Consider GNU/Linux Migration
  • From: Roy Schestowitz <newsgroups@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Fri, 02 Oct 2009 07:32:23 +0100
  • Followup-to: comp.os.linux.advocacy
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Should you report your new firm's pirated software?

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| â So he's got say 20 workstations all running Windows XP and 
| Microsoft Office, with Outlook as a mail client. Tell him he can 
| save Â5,000 on his software if he moves to Linux, and also save 
| himself from having to upgrade his hardware for the next five 
| years. He's legal, has saved a small fortune, and you're in for a 
| rise!



Piracy's global economic impact debated

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| But critics of the study say it fails to account for the possibility that
| pirated software could be replaced with Linux or other open-source options. If
| it were, the BSA's global loss figure of $53 billion would drop sharply, they
| maintain.


Open Source: One Sure Way To Keep Piracy At Bay

,----[ Quote ]
| The BSA won't tell you that the best way to avoid software piracy is to use
| software that cannot, by definition, be pirated. Then again, the BSA also
| won't tell you that a disgruntled ex-employee decided to make your life
| miserable by giving them a call.


Don't Copy That Floppy sequel promises prison beatings for copying

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| The BSA are, of course, big proponents of the Anti-Counterfeiting Trade
| Agreement, which would require signatories to send noncommercial copiers to
| prison, so I suppose that there's something to this threat.


Is The BSA Purposely Promoting Open Source Alternatives?

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| So, what is the BSA doing? Yes, that's right, it's pumping up its software
| audit program, sending 1,000 audit letters to companies in London, officially
| demanding they detail their software usage -- while unofficially acting as a
| tremendous advertisement for open source software, where providers don't
| treat their customers as if they were criminals.


How many billions is open-source software worth?

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| In other words, using OSS isn't about being anti-Microsoft or believing in
| some sort of open-source ethical rightfulness, using OSS is simply a smart
| business move. Indeed, at $387-billion in value, OSS is twice as valuable as
| Microsoft's current net worth of $183.5-billion. Not bad for 'free software'
| is it?

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