[linux-elitists] Infringement as Marketing

Eugen Leitl eugen@leitl.org
Wed Dec 17 09:16:26 PST 2003


On Wed, Dec 17, 2003 at 08:53:28AM -0800, Don Marti wrote:
> Karsten and others have pointed out the effectiveness of
> copyright infringement as a marketing tool for proprietary
> software vendors.  Here's a good example -- a report from the
> land where all software costs a dollar.

Similiar applies to most of the former East Block and Far 
East in general.

However, the lock-in has already occured there, by virtue 
of ubiquitous basically free cracks. Linux is virtually unknown there.

Proprietary software vendors are not stupid, and are guaranteed to maintain
the pool, and only raise costs/ratcheting up enforcement in small increments.

-- Eugen* Leitl <a href="http://leitl.org">leitl</a>
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