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____/ bbgruff on Monday 12 Oct 2009 16:20 : \____
> I'm not suggesting that you Linux-users are responsible for *all* of this.
> Clearly, since Linux (on the desktop) is used by only about 1% of desktop
> users, I can't hold you to blame to any large extent.
> Nevertheless, perhaps you should read through the article, and reflect on
> the amount of FOSS that you pirate, since such piracy on your part must(?)
> surely be responsible for some of the ills mentioned in the article -
> mustn't it??? :-)
> "Stop being Freetards" is the answer!
> "Individuals are turning to P2P networks and auction sites in staggering
> numbers to acquire or transfer illegal software and in doing so are harming
> the economy whilst exposing themselves to malware, identity theft and
> criminal prosecution, according to a report from the Business Software
> "These torrent files were being used by nearly 2.9 million individuals to
> download software with a retail value of more than $974 million"
> âSoftware piracy is a threat on multiple fronts. Pirated software can be a
> breeding ground for malware and can also open users up to crimes such as
> identity theft. Those who decide to acquire illegal software harm the
> economy and companies of all sizes. Moreover, those who engage in piracy
> open themselves up to civil and criminal prosecutionâ said Blank of BSA."
The BSA should be illegalised for the cartel it is. Software is maintained,
owned, not licensed. Paying for software upon purchase is a dying
business model. There's libre software now.
~~ Best of wishes
Roy S. Schestowitz | Oracle: Linux adoption to accelerate
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