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Free Software Magazine: The Social Implications of Free Software

Jun 10, 2005, 01:00 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Frederick Noronha)

"If you're new to it, free software appears to be tough to shift to. It also tends to be supported by a smaller pool of techies, and has something of a steep initial learning-curve. So why shift at all? In any case, you can easily make do with illegally-copied proprietary software... right?

"Wrong! That's a lazy way of looking at things. It's also an outdated approach, which goes back just three decades or so, when proprietary--you can't copy it, you can't share it--software became the norm..."

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