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osOpinion: Help Microsoft Combat Software Piracy

Apr 28, 2000, 06:41 (2 Talkback[s])
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"Therefore I am taking independent steps to help Microsoft and the BSA "stamp out software piracy."

"Everyone I meet who can not show me a "Certificate of Authenticity" for their software will receive an offer of help for installing Linux or appropriate open source software on their system. I will inform them that copies of Linux are required by the GPL license agreement to be made freely available to others."

"The benefits of switching an entire organization to Linux and open source software applications will eliminate all requirements for periodic software inventory for that organization. (All organizations I come in contact with will be asked if they are aware of these benefits.)"

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