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Learning from LiMux

The LiMux project–Linux in Munich–is approaching the finish line.   LiMux was the largest municipal open-source adoption project in the world when it began in 2003, and was widely viewed as a test case for public-sector adoption. But the path proved … Continue reading

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The Software Enforcement Dance

As Bradford Smith, deputy general counsel for Microsoft, characterized it in 2001: “By the late 1980s every single company abandoned that approach [copy protection] for the simple reason that legitimate customers did not like it. They found that there were … Continue reading

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Adobe Logic

(updated: April 6th, 9th) We’ve argued at some length that piracy is part of the software business model in developing countries because, as Microsoft exec Jeff Raikes put it, In the long run the fundamental asset is the installed base … Continue reading

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