Re: Woohooo! Dell + Linux
Celejar <email@example.com> wrote:
> On Sat, 31 Mar 2007 03:44:18 +0300
> Andrei Popescu <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> > An interesting trend is that some small businesses who can't afford
> > to run pirated software, but also don't want/can't afford to pay
> > for MS Office are using OpenOffice.
> Only those who "can't afford to run pirated software"? Are there none
> who respect the legal or moral rights of software producers?
Willingly? When the average income is ~200 EUR/month and some software
suite costs ~700EUR, moral considerations come second. The only
questions is if you are likely to have a visit from the BSA or not!
I assume, big companies with offices/factories in Romania are paying for
their licenses, but considering the numbers and spread ... who would be
able to count? Or does MS have some special agreements with such
If you can't explain it simply, you don't understand it well enough.