Why Piracy Hurts Open Source
This article by John Knight first appeared in TUX Magazine Issue 4.
We all know someone who has stolen software. Ok, I guess we like to say "borrowed a copy" or "are using a copy that belongs to a friend". We commonly hear this justified by saying "Bill Gates has plenty of money" or "I don't really like the software anyway".
All that is one side of the piracy issue. In the attached article, John looks at this from a different direction. He shows you why software piracy hurts Open Source software--the free stuff you are using. He expresses his opinion. What do you think?