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Honey I stole your software!

By on Jul 11, 2007 | 1 comment

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Presenting a *real* dialog between a girl who works in the software industry & yours truly, The Big K. For the sake of simplicity, we will call the girl as “SG” (Software Girl).

SG: Hi, do you have .Net CDs?

Big K: Why?

SG: I want them urgently.

Big K: I don’t have the CDs. Get them from the IT department of your company.

SG: No I want the CDs for my personal use.

Big K: So, what do you think about the burning issue of Software Piracy? :mrgreen:

SG: You’re rude. I’ll get them from someone else.

So, here we have an educated lady who is an engineer and knows that by copying the CDs, she’s actually *stealing* someone else’s software. Probably, a software which took years to develop & lot of skill. But she thinks it’s okay to copy the CDs and use the software without having to pay for the license.

I usually get mixed reactions when I discuss the issue of software piracy with people. Some say, “Why the heck do they keep the software prices so high?”; others say, “There are millions out there who are using pirated software! Go, first, put them in jail”.

Aye :mrgreen: ! That’s not my job. I’m here to make a point. I’m here to suggest a solution. Do you know something about ‘Open Source’? It’s a wonderful, ‘free’ world! Go, search the open source stuff, you’ll find everything there – from Operating Systems to Office Suites to Conferencing Utilities.

But don’t steal somebody else’s software, please!

-The Big K-

1 Comment

  1. Suyash Joshi

    November 9, 2007

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    Seriously speaking … Mukesh Ambani wont have overtaken Bill Gates with respect to the fortunes they own, had even 10 % of the world got a legal copy of Windows on their machines…hehe..

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