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

David Newall davidn at davidnewall.com
Wed Feb 11 15:44:44 EST 2009

Paul Wayper wrote:
> Harry WWC wrote:
> | we are *required* to teach the main tools used in commercial businesses.
> | People come to us to learn the tools used in business.
> Would an electrician be expected to train their apprentices in using only
> Clipsal fittings, or Makita drills, because that's the "main tool" used?

Reductio ad absurdum, should all electricians be expected to train their
apprentices in use of Auslec fittings if they've only got 3% share of
the market?  (Clipsal is different, right?)  If one has to get students
to actually use software to teach it, then perhaps it would be churlish
to criticise the schools for teaching the brand with the 90% share.

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