Saturday, March 27, 2010
I got an opportunity to discuss with Mr. Ananda Mahto, a gentleman working in Tata-Dhan Academy for more than five hours. He spoke about how Indian don't feel guilty to use pirated software. He was enlisting the cost of Adobe PageMaker, CorelDraw, Photoshop, Microsoft, and much more. We justify saying one reason or the other for the illegal usage. He said why not we Indian go for the available open source freewares. Sure there are many Indians who pay for the original software they use. Point to ponder is the percentage of the genuine users. This made me to resolve to use only the open source software or freewares, or else I would pay for the software and get a license for authentication.