And they thought I was exaggerating

Whenever I have to argue the virtues of Linux and Open Source Software, I always end up pointing out that the standard practice these days of simply pirating Windows and all the applications people need along with it has a limited shelf life especially for bigger firms and government institutions. Sooner or later the copyright holders for the pirated software will show up and demand the money they are owed. Maybe not from the average man on the street, but definitely from government institutions and corporations making enough money to be targets.

People always assume I am joking. They all seem to feel that Africa is too small a market for anyone to really care.

Well, go talk to these guys.

Granted, India is a much bigger market than we are, but sooner or later the time will come for us too. And that is more than enough reason to start considering the alternatives now.

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