August 27, 2002

"Open source" solution to expensive software, piracy

"Soaring software prices, tightening anti-piracy laws and even the ethical
edge it promises is pushing Indian campaigners of "open source"
software to lobby for its greater use.

A small but growing band of open source advocates is pushing for a
greater emphasis to such software, which can be freely copied and
shared across computers.

"If we calculate the actual cost (of piracy), India would lose a significant
chunk of its billions earned from software," said mahiti.org CEO Sunil
Abraham." More at Hindustantimes.

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