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BSA secret agenda: open source saves the world

Sep 12, 2011, 08:00 (3 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Rupert Goodwins)

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"The BSA also says that its survey shows that more than 70 percent of people agree with it about not being naughty, and blames the disparity on lack of education and enforcement. If we all knew it was wrong, and if we all got caught if we copied software, then that $59 billion would magically appear in the bank accounts of Microsoft et al, and the world would be a better place.

"I disagree. Furthermore, I detect a hidden and most praiseworthy agenda behind the BSA's thesis.

"Assuming that everything the BSA says is right, then it's as plausible to blame unbearable temptation as it is ignorance. If you could obtain something that was worth a year's wages at the click of a mouse, and you knew you'd not cost anyone a penny, what would you do?"

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