[Linux-aus] Young Aussies say pirated software is OK

Tom Sparks tom_a_sparks at yahoo.com.au
Sun Feb 8 12:03:24 EST 2009

2009/2/8 Anestis Kozakis <kenosti at gmail.com>:

> At 9:05 AM +1100 2009/02/08, Paul Wayper wrote:

> [Snip]
>>Maybe we need some rough calculations of how much you'd pay for the GIMP,
>>Inkscape, Open Office, etc. if they were competing against other products in
>>the field.  Picture it: "The GIMP - normally $249, but because we don't
>>believe in charging money we're giving it away!"  Would that make those people
>>'value' it more?
>>I do think people are capable of differentiating cost from quality.  Equating
>>them only suits software vendors at the top of the range.  I also think the
>>people using an illegal copy of Photoshop "because it's good quality" are not
>>the same set as those using it because it cost them nothing.
>>I do think that people realise that that $450 package of Photoshop still gets
>>them absolutely no help from Adobe, and that they look to the community for
>>help rather than the software author.  When the software author _is_ the
>>community, this closes the loop.

the problem is that the education places (TAFE, uni, etc) train you in MS software
and jobs NEED you to use and know MS windows and related software (MS office, photoshop, etc)
until this cycle is broken at group of us well pirate software

"When the
government uses a product whose monopoly position undermines its
security, antitrust becomes a national security issue,"


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