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The State of Music Business


I’m, first of all, a passionate for music. My passion for music before I can recall it, and grew with the fact that I had the luck to have older brother and sisters whose music collection was wide enough to feed my music interests. Also since a little kid I was interested in technology, and started programming at the age of four. Being nowadays a music lover and also a musician, and at the same time graduated and working as a Computer Science Engineer, I feel myself lucky to have some ground bases to analyse the state of music business.

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Created by dave 10 years 28 weeks ago – Made popular 10 years 28 weeks ago
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Kenyan anti-piracy drive boosts OSS use


A recent crack-down on piracy in Kenya has driven a number of internet cafes to open source.

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Created by mark 10 years 29 weeks ago – Made popular 10 years 29 weeks ago
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Does open source (and free) software reduce your pirating? 61% say yes


Over 12 months go I asked my readers whether open source software reduces your pirating and the result was very half-and-half. Well, this year I've asked the same question again and the results have shifted.

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FOSS is better 'alternative' to pirated software--advocate


"There is an alternative to pirated software. You don't need to pirate software to use good software. We often read raids of shops and businesses using illegal software. People want to use software, and FOSS is an alternative," said Dr. Giovanni Tapang, member of the Computer Professionals Union and Agham, an organization of Filipino scientists and engineers, in an interview last week.

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Microsoft India "educates" Indians about Piracy and Intellectual Property Rights


In this interview, Microsoft India Chairman talks about Software Piracy (we call that sharing) in India and why it's bad, why "Intellectual Property Rights" are important. The contrast in thoughts of the Free Software community about the same issues is particularly interesting to note.

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Created by vdurbha 10 years 43 weeks ago – Made popular 10 years 43 weeks ago
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The impact of pirated software on free software


A recent column on Zdnet, by Adrian Kingsley-Hughes, discussed the reasons why people won't change from a retail operating system to a free one. The implication is that Linux can't even give away their software.

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Created by C733tus 10 years 44 weeks ago – Made popular 10 years 44 weeks ago
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