GNU/Linux and FOSS versus Software Piracy
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"One of the enforcers of PCSS licenses is the Business
Software Alliance (BSA) founded by Microsoft and containing a Who's
Who list of IT industry leaders. The BSA encourages "informants"
a.k.a. "rats" to contact them and for a promise of compensation
to confidentially turn in businesses practicing "software piracy".
It is highly likely that any business on Earth using PCSS software
is not fully "in compliance" with the Draconian software
restrictions of PCSS licenses. As a result any company that uses
PCSS software and has employees or hires outside IT contractors
must have some concern about this. There is no other way to look at
it and be safe.
"Following is an example of a "software piracy" rat turning in a
company that was "pirating" software. Listen below to the BSA
"Interview" with this "Informant"."