Monday, February 05, 2007

Bill Gates, Mikhail Gorbachev, Pirated Windows

Apparently a Russian school principal purchased (unknowingly) some pirated copies of MS Windows for use in his school. He now faces five years in jail and 266,000 rubles ($10,000) of fines if convicted.

Mikhail Gorbachev has contacted Bill Gates and has asked him to intervene.

Russia, China, and India are considered the leading countries for counterfeited and pirated software and have been asked to crack down on pirated software.

Unfortunately they are cracking down on unsuspecting users and not the pirates.

Too bad this principal did not know about Free/Libre Open Source Software.

Read the full article here


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