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Re: I was Not a Software Pirate

Post by Graham Banks » Wed Dec 23, 2009 6:46 pm

Peter Skinner wrote:
Yes Kerostave, I know your community exists.

Oddly enough Azaad apologies here, yet is still a contributing member of the "new" Lionroad.

So much for the apology...

Peter
You frightened them off Peter. Their posts have stopped all of a sudden! :wink:
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Re: I was Not a Software Pirate

Post by Graham Banks » Wed Dec 23, 2009 6:49 pm

Graham Banks wrote:
Peter Skinner wrote:
Yes Kerostave, I know your community exists.

Oddly enough Azaad apologies here, yet is still a contributing member of the "new" Lionroad.

So much for the apology...

Peter
You frightened them off Peter. Their posts have stopped all of a sudden! :wink:

Ooops - spoke too soon. :lol:
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Re: I was Not a Software Pirate

Post by Dr.Wael Deeb » Wed Dec 23, 2009 6:58 pm

Graham Banks wrote:
Graham Banks wrote:
Peter Skinner wrote:
Yes Kerostave, I know your community exists.

Oddly enough Azaad apologies here, yet is still a contributing member of the "new" Lionroad.

So much for the apology...

Peter
You frightened them off Peter. Their posts have stopped all of a sudden! :wink:

Ooops - spoke too soon. :lol:
You ruined the whole thread Graham :lol:

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Re: I was Not a Software Pirate

Post by bnemias » Wed Dec 23, 2009 8:10 pm

Azaad wrote:I realise that file sharing harms chess software developers and stifles further development. I wish to thank the developers for providing chess players with software to help us improve our chess. I would also like to thank you for continuing your development in spite of losing income through file sharing. You have given much enjoyment to chess enthusiasts the world over. Azaad
I assume when you talk about "file sharing", you mean copyright infringement because there is plenty of chess software, chess publications, and chess media that can be legally shared.

Anyway, the idea that illegal copying has a net negative impact is dubious at best. In many cases, I think the net impact is actually positive. For example, I think that there is a real possibility that if DOS hadn't been copied illegally, there wouldn't be Windows, or that it would be owned by Xerox.

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Re: I was Not a Software Pirate

Post by rlsuth » Thu Dec 24, 2009 4:46 pm

bnemias wrote:For example, I think that there is a real possibility that if DOS hadn't been copied illegally, there wouldn't be Windows, or that it would be owned by Xerox.

Was Dos copied illegally? I was under the impression that Bill Gates had a license from IBM to use it, and in fact, purchased the 86Dos version to create MS-Dos?


ps Does anybody else doubt that this is the Azaad from Lionroad in the first post?

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Re: I was Not a Software Pirate

Post by bnemias » Fri Dec 25, 2009 12:07 am

rlsuth wrote:Was Dos copied illegally? I was under the impression that Bill Gates had a license from IBM to use it, and in fact, purchased the 86Dos version to create MS-Dos?
I don't know about that. But that wasn't my point at all. I was talking about end users copying DOS illegally, making it ubiquitous, resulting in ever more sales of DOS and eventually to the adoption of Windows.

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Re: I was Not a Software Pirate

Post by bnemias » Fri Dec 25, 2009 12:28 am

bnemias wrote:I was talking about end users copying DOS illegally, making it ubiquitous, resulting in ever more sales of DOS and eventually to the adoption of Windows.
Another way of making this point is the idea that the way to speed GNU/Linux adoption would be to improve the effectiveness of the WGA program so that Windows couldn't be pirated.

Here's an article that discusses in depth this idea. See near the end where it talks about "What can be done with this information?"

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Re: I was Not a Software Pirate

Post by michiguel » Fri Dec 25, 2009 1:01 am

bnemias wrote:
bnemias wrote:I was talking about end users copying DOS illegally, making it ubiquitous, resulting in ever more sales of DOS and eventually to the adoption of Windows.
Another way of making this point is the idea that the way to speed GNU/Linux adoption would be to improve the effectiveness of the WGA program so that Windows couldn't be pirated.

Here's an article that discusses in depth this idea. See near the end where it talks about "What can be done with this information?"
One of the reasons I hate piracy is because it slows down the development of genuine free alternatives.

Miguel

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Re: I was Not a Software Pirate

Post by slobo » Fri Dec 25, 2009 12:05 pm

michiguel wrote:
bnemias wrote:
bnemias wrote:I was talking about end users copying DOS illegally, making it ubiquitous, resulting in ever more sales of DOS and eventually to the adoption of Windows.
Another way of making this point is the idea that the way to speed GNU/Linux adoption would be to improve the effectiveness of the WGA program so that Windows couldn't be pirated.

Here's an article that discusses in depth this idea. See near the end where it talks about "What can be done with this information?"
One of the reasons I hate piracy is because it slows down the development of genuine free alternatives.

Miguel
LOL!
Do you mean that developing of your engine is so slow because of piracy?
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Re: I was Not a Software Pirate

Post by playjunior » Fri Dec 25, 2009 1:06 pm

michiguel wrote:
bnemias wrote:
bnemias wrote:I was talking about end users copying DOS illegally, making it ubiquitous, resulting in ever more sales of DOS and eventually to the adoption of Windows.
Another way of making this point is the idea that the way to speed GNU/Linux adoption would be to improve the effectiveness of the WGA program so that Windows couldn't be pirated.

Here's an article that discusses in depth this idea. See near the end where it talks about "What can be done with this information?"
One of the reasons I hate piracy is because it slows down the development of reverse engineered alternatives.

Miguel
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