Open Source applications are even better in many ways, but that is another story ….
We started using an online web site chat service a while back, as it’s an invaluable sales and support tool for us. When we did a quick reckon of the market we quickly came across a problem. It was that old chestnut platform compatibility, we use a mixture of Macs, Linux (mainly Ubuntu) & a few sales guys on Windows.
To me the title of this short blog makes perfect sense. So why do I find it hard to convince people that those supporting open source are not a bunch of radicals who want anarchy so that they can steal software (or music or videos) at every opportunity?
Then again if you take a look at the average slashdot post you might be forgiven for thinking it.
Most of the open source geeks I have met are actually dead serious about software piracy, If they need to use DreamWeaver or PhotoShop or Microsoft Word etc. They go and buy a copy, and if they can’t afford a copy they make do with a decent text editor, gimp or Open Office.