HindustanTimes.com: "Open Source" Solution to Expensive Software, Piracy
Aug 28, 2002, 10:00 (0 Talkback[s])
"Soaring software prices, tightening anti-piracy laws and even
the ethical edge it promises is pushing Indian campaigners of 'open
source' software to lobby for its greater use.
"A small but growing band of open source advocates is pushing
for a greater emphasis to such software, which can be freely copied
and shared across computers.
"'If we calculate the actual cost (of piracy), India would lose
a significant chunk of its billions earned from software,' said
mahiti.org CEO Sunil Abraham..."