Hindustan Times: The Webpreneur, the BSA and Linux
Jul 09, 2003, 04:00 (4 Talkback[s])
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"Let me ask you a question. If you are a small webpreneur and
you receive a call which makes you sweat and temporarily throws
your life in chaos, who would the caller be?
"The BSA obviously. And if you haven't received a call yet, not
to worry it's just a matter of time.
"The BSA (Business Software Alliance) seems to be full form and
shifting from their previous strategy of targeting only the bigger
fish the BSA seems to be gunning for whoever they can lay their
"As a webpreneur you have a lot to worry about. Your entire
system is probably software dependent and its high time you took a
decision--pay for software or use free software. The penalties of
using pirated software are high and simply not worth the