[Linux-aus] Uniquely Vietnamese solution to software piracy

Leon Brooks leon at cyberknights.com.au
Tue Nov 4 07:42:01 UTC 2003

On Tue, 4 Nov 2003 06:08, Arjen Lentz wrote:
> It gets even better. The article also notes:
>> But Microsoft products are everywhere in Vietnam, and very few
>> shell out the money for licensed copies. Almost 97 percent of the
>> programs used in Vietnam have been illegally copied, costing
>> Microsoft an estimated $40 million to $50 million a year.

> Of course this is a perfect example showing this commonspread flawed
> logic that 100000 illegal copies, $100 per copy, means $10,000,000
> loss for the seller. But, going with this logic, we *could* add the
> following statement:

> "In Vietnam, by replacing illegal copied software with OpenSource
> alternatives, Microsoft losses will be significantly decreased."

I think so. Let's see if we can't use that to good effect.

Cheers; Leon

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