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Hindustan Times: The Webpreneur, the BSA and Linux

Jul 09, 2003, 04:00 (4 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Puneet Mehrotra)

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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 hands on.

"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 gamble..."

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