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ZDNet: Australian Linux community applauds Warez raids

Dec 17, 2001, 15:31 (24 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Rachel Lebihan)
"The Linux community has applauded the recent police raids on the Australian Warez community, saying that stamping out pirated software will make open source alternatives more attractive.

'This is great for Linux,' Con Zymaris, CEO of specialist IT services company Cybersource, told ZDNet Australia. 'The more pressure that is applied to everyone to be legal with their software, the more acutely attractive Linux and open source software look.'

According to Cybersource, which carried out analysis of the licensing requirements of organisations that employ 50, 100 and 250 staff who use computers, companies can save from AU$160,000 to AU$550,000 on licence fees alone if they use Linux & OSS rather than Windows & Microsoft technologies."

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