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BSA attempts to shut down Open Source software site

The Business Software Alliance (aka the BSA) has far too much time on their hands. The group is one of the leading fighters of software piracy, but they're a bunch of morons. This quote from this Register story is great: "The Business Software Alliance has pulled off an astonishing anti-piracy coup, identifying a major European university as a distribution hub for... OpenOffice.org."

For those who don't know, OpenOffice is an Open-Source (read: free) office suite with many of the same features of Microsoft's Office suite. Anybody can freely download and distribute it.

The automated anti-piracy bots discovered this "infringing content" after staring at it for a few months, wondering what the heck it was. The FTP's site owner was e-mailed, and hilarity ensued.

Posted by Jake on 03/07/03 @ 10:42 AM
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