BSA secret agenda: open source saves the world
Sep 12, 2011, 08:00 (3 Talkback[s])
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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