ZDNet: Australian Linux community applauds Warez raids

“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

‘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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