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

David Newall davidn at davidnewall.com
Tue Feb 10 05:58:13 EST 2009

Paul Wayper wrote:
> David Newall wrote:
> | There's a tricky thing.  For some reason, people often equate price with
> | quality, so when you're much cheaper than the opposition, particularly
> | if you are orders of magnitude cheaper, there can be this automatic
> | dismissal of your offering on the basis that "it can't be very good."
> | This odd bias can be even more pronounced against something which is
> free.
> Sure, but then why are they using illegal software for free?  Does the
> fact
> that those people paid nothing for it make it now bad software?
Perhaps this is another illustration of what I was saying.  Rather than
use perfectly good free software, some people prefer to steal expensive
software.  Part of their rationale may be that free software couldn't be
as good as expensive software.

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