[ILUG-BOM] [OT] Is your PC legal?

Nikhil Joshi nikhil_joshi@[EMAIL-PROTECTED]
Thu Dec 26 16:03:37 IST 2002

On Wed, 25 Dec 2002, Bhargav Bhatt wrote:

> <analysis>	
> 	Lets consider that applications A_w, B_w .... Z_w are the 26
> most popular windows applications with a_w, b_w,...z_w users
> respectivey. Also let A_l, B_l .... Z_l be the 26 most popular linux
> applications with a_l, b_l,...z_l users respectively. Lets further
> assume, grossly incorrectly, a_w=a_l =a, b_w=b_l=b,.... z_w=z_l=z.
> Call this assumption D.

let me guess... u love Mathematics?.. ;)
that was really novel and fun way of explaining 

> The point of this analysis is that, when we talk about a "typical" windows' 
> user, we cannot ignore the program "dependencies" that Windows brings 
> alongwith it.  Hence, a majority of Windows users are legal offenders( or 
> criminals) guilty of more crimes than their linux/(whatever) counterparts. 

Yes that's what my argument was.
A criminal is a criminal no matter how many crimes he commits

> Yes, there cannot be some"thing" less/more legal. But there can a person who 
> has broken more/less laws than another, which is what we are talking about 
> here.
Again I feel that since a (pirated) Windows user and Linux user satisfying 
one of the criteria have committed a crime ( of denying someone his 
rightful money ) they are morally on the same level.


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