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Re: [ossig] Expensive Open Source PC?




Charles F. Moreira wrote:

And if the open source movement calls for the authorities to crack down on pirated software, it will not go down well with consumers and I expect it will backfire on us.

Charles



That was Taiwan's experience. First they did a major software anti-piracy campaign, with end-user arrests etc, then the
(especially student) population started asking the Government
"why are you arresting your citizens to support the interests
of a foreign monopoly". To try to fix the problem long term,
Taiwan Govt began to move towards open source.

So maybe a end user software piracy clampdown isn't too bad,
if it alerts the Govt and end users that there is a solution
that keeps everyone (except proprietary vendors) happy...



Imran


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