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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..."

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